My 3 Favourite UK Road Trip Destinations

Note: I appreciate that we are all living through difficult times right now and COVID-19 has stalled a lot of travel plans. I do however hope the below post can offer inspiration for future adventures and a bit of content for when travel bans are lifted and life returns back to normal.

I absolutely adore road trips and find they are an amazing way to  explore the gorgeous places the UK has to offer. Part of the excitement for me is the journey in the car itself, seeing the stunning scenery and most if my journeys involve a sing-a-long in the car, a detour down narrow country lanes and lots of snacks.

The best part about a road trip is all you need to do is pack the car…with as much or little as you like and you can go for however long you like too!

If you don’t have a car and fancy a road trip, it’s easy to borrow a friend or family member’s car for a trip, all your need to do is organise temporary insurance for your car.


Starting with the destination which has my heart, Devonshire!

With road trips to Devon you get to see the gorgeous English countryside and Dartmoor’s wild beauty on the way and glimpses of chocolate box hedgerows which give way to granite tors and wooded valleys.

Make sure you make a pit stop for the famous Cream Tea!

The Cotswolds,  Gloucestershire

The Cotswolds are a great road trip option when you are short on time as it is only about a 2 hour drive from Central London and pretty easy to explore on a road trip around the region.

It is like a period drama of a drive and few areas of England remain such a perfectly preserved capsule of nostalgia.

There are lush green rolling valleys everywhere!


Where are your favourite UK destinations for road trips? Let me know in the comments below.


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Steve Daly wrote:

    Hi Binny,

    My favourite city has to be York – after all it is where Sandra and I first met! However, that aside, it is a beautiful city and full of so many interesting and different aspects. A fascinating walk is through the many snickleways (alleys) that wind their way through the older parts of the city centre. At every turn you find a different view that in most instances hasn’t changed for centuries! Add to that the classics like The Shambles or York Minster. Try the horse-drawn carriage tour through the city, as Sandra and I did on that first date, in the falling snow! In the evening try a Ghost Walk through the old city centre where your guide will tell you the tales of the city’s many spectres, including the Roman Legion at The Treasurer’s House by the Minster. Or as an alternative take the Ghost Boat Tour on the river, where you could even feel the presents (sic) of a ghost! York has something for everyone and it is a city that we never tire of returning to.

    Posted 3.26.20 Reply
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