If you are within the United Kingdom looking for an exciting travel experience for the weekend or for a vacation, we suggest exploring this beautiful land while taking a cross-country drive. UK offers some of the best sceneries that will guarantee you a good drive therapy. All you require is your driver’s license and a good car suitable for winding roads and the outback.
Let’s take a look at our pickfor the 4 top scenic drives in the UK.
#1 The stretch between Bamburgh and Alnwick castles
If you have always desired to view castles from a vantage point then this is the drive for you. The ancient castle of Bamburgh can be seen looming above villages along this stretch of road. The scene is almost replicated as you continue driving along the road towards the castle at Alnwick. Here, the scene of beautiful birds at the famous bird-lovers paradise is a sight to behold.
#2The drive around the New Forest
The drive to and around the New Forest located in southern England is a favourite for many Brits and is one that many will recommend. Designated as a national park, this forest will offer you an opportunity to appreciate wild life which include a shrub land, scenic pastures as well as a forest. If you are one of those people who enjoy taking photos, you will definitely enjoy the opportunities that will present themselves along this trip.
#3 The drive from Cheltemham to Stratford-upon-Avon
For your information, Stratford-upon-Avon is actually the place of birth of William Shakespeare. Just like the Shakespearean poetry the drive from Cheltenham all the way to Stratford-upon-Avon, is a marvel to your eyes. It’s actually a winding road which happens not to be a major roadway and this is awesome because you get to enjoy an extremely peaceful drive as you enjoy the serene green hills, meadows with wildflowers, and English villages that are picture-perfect complete with sheep and pasture. This is a sightseer’s paradise. To crown it all up, you can check out the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for a wonderful performance.
#4 The drive from Somerset to Cheddar Gorge
This stretch of road is home to one of the greatest natural wonders in the United Kingdom and offers a great opportunity for a leisure drive. While driving from Somerset and approaching Cheddar Gorge, you will get to enjoy the beautiful scenery as you take the drive through the gorge. Right beside the road, there are 27 magnificent cliffs that are simply pleasant to look at as you drive through. If you consider yourself a fun of adventure, there are a couple of places along the road where you can stop and explore the caves or do some rock climbing.
There you go!
There are of course plenty more scenic views in the UK which didn’t make it to our list that we are sure you will soon discover on your own.
We probably should have started with this statement, but it’s never too late to add a word of caution. Before you take a drive in the UK, make it a point to understand all the relevant driving laws and be sure to get yourself insurance.