Taking a UK Road Trip

We have a lot of amazing sights and attractions right here on our doorstep in the UK and with things the way they are there has never been a better time to stay home and explore them.

One of the best ways to explore the UK is via your very own road trip, and here are some tips to help you make that happen: 

Research attractions

When planning your UK road trip, it makes sense to first see what’s available. Spend some time Googling the best attractions around the UK and see which ones you would most like to do. Then, you can plan a route that takes in the most important attractions whether they be the Lake District, Stonehenge or Edinburgh Castle.

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Sort the car

A lot of the UK’s roads are bumpy, winding and unfortunately filled with potholes, so, unless you’ve just picked up a brand new Vauxhall Astra or had your car fully serviced if you want to have the best time possible, you’re going to want to have your car checked over to ensure it’s in good sh

Book plenty of stops

The UK may be small in comparison to say the US or Australia, but if you want to fully enjoy all of the sights, you’re going to want to stopover at numerous locations, and anyway, one of the best things about road tripping right here is all of the great pubs, inns and country hotels who’s friendly hospitality and fine food and drinks you can enjoy. Not only that but the more stops you make, the less tired you’ll feel when driving, which will help you to stay safe too.

newcastle

Leave plenty of time

Unfortunately, the UK’s roads can be pretty congested, so if you want to avoid disappointment, make sure you leave plenty of time for travelling between attractions.

Get off the beaten track

London, Edinburgh and Cardiff are all great places to spend a few hours, but if you want to make the most of your UK road trip, you should aim to explore a few more places off the beaten track too. Secluded spots like Kynance Cove in Cornwall or Grasmere in the Lake District aren’t as easy to get to which means their many delights are often overlooked. It also means they tend to be less crowded a lot of the time, which can make for a more relaxing experience.

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Read reviews

Before you book a hotel for the night, pay a fortune for a ticket to an attraction or turn off the motorway to hit a particular pub, spend some time checking out Tripadvisor or whatever review sites you prefer so you can avoid wasting time and money on something that really isn’t worth it. Save your money and spend it wisely on cost hotels, Michelin star food and amazing art galleries and your road trip will be so much better for it.

Have an amazing road trip!

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