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Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales

In ‘God’s own country’ of Yorkshire, the roads ribbon between glacial valleys, patchwork fields, flat-topped hills and rocky outcrops, punctuated by pretty villages with quaint pubs, and windswept hiking trails. There’s history aplenty too, in this land that was once host to the War of the Roses, the bloody struggle between the royal houses of Lancaster and York. Be aware that the Yorkshire...

The Peak District

The Peak District

Nestled between the cities of Manchester and Sheffield is the glorious Peak District. Straddling the Pennines’ southernmost hills lie ancient stone villages, hillsides dotted with grand stately homes and rocky outcrops in every direction, but no peaks, despite the name. To the north, the Dark Peak area is dominated by exposed moorland and gritstone ‘edges’, while to the south, the White Peak is made...

Norfolk Road Trip

Norfolk Road Trip

One of the most beautiful counties of England, Norfolk enjoys an incredible and unspoilt heritage coastline and the famous Norfolk Broads, where you will find huge skies and mesmerising landscapes. A national park and a haven for birds and wildlife, the Broads are a nature lovers paradise and can be explored on foot or by boat. No Norfolk road trip would be complete without a visit to Cromer, one of...

The New Forest

The New Forest

Despite the name, it’s not all that new! It was named the “New Forest” by William the Conqueror in the 11th century – because it was his new hunting ground. There’s loads to see and do in the New Forest, and it’s also a very lovely drive and the best way to head down from Hampshire to Dorset. The historic New Forest in Hampshire, planted in 1079 by William the Conquerer, retains a strong...

The Lake District

The Lake District

The rugged Lake District in Cumbria is known as ‘Wordsworth country’ and is home to some of the most scenic roads in UK. This English road trip has something for everyone, whether escape or adventure is on the agenda, and is one of the best road routes in the UK for active families and couples. Head for the busy towns of Ambleside and Keswick or find peace and quiet by one of the sixteen beautiful...

Dorset Road Trip

Dorset Road Trip

This stunning coastal road trip in England takes you through the county of Dorset, which boasts a rugged UNESCO World Heritage Site coastline, traditional villages and some great bucket-and-spade resorts. The cliffs of the 95 mile long ancient Jurassic Coast contain millions of fossils and there is even a forest of fossilised trees. With Bournemouth, Sandbanks, Swanage and Weymouth all providing good old...

The Cotswolds Road Trip

The Cotswolds Road Trip

Is there anywhere more perfectly English than the Cotswolds? The lush and rolling countryside of south west England is dotted with honeyed picture perfect villages set around duck ponds and greens, and the winding country lanes are lined with stone walls and hedgerows. The region is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers close encounters with wildlife, and birdwatching...

Devon & Cornwall Road Trip

Devon & Cornwall Road Trip

The most south-westerly county in England has some of the best beaches the country has to offer. You’ll also find plenty of quaint sea-side towns, stunning landscapes and lots of fantastic days out, which make Cornwall one of the best UK road trips for families. The drive down the M5 or A303 can be long and slow, especially at the weekends when lots of self-catering accommodation providers have their...

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