3 Top Road Trip Routes for the UK

3 Top Road Trip Routes for the UK

It’s fair to say that road trips are more popular right now than it has been for decades. More and more people are choosing to stay in Britain for their holiday adventures, opting to take their vacation on the road and explore what this country really has to offer. The UK no longer has a drab reputation for bad weather and boring scenery in the summer, in fact, with the freedom of a campervan, you are able to go anywhere you please. Of course, it always helps to have a little bit of knowledge before you set off, so to make your summer holidays the best they can be, here are three top road trip routes for the UK.

  1. North Coast 500, Scotland

With cheap campervans to hire you can go anywhere in the UK. Going to the very top of the country is a perfect route for a campervan adventure. Essentially the Scottish equivalent to Route 66, the North Coast 500 boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire country. It takes you through the best of The Highlands with beaches and ancient castles aplenty. The route officially begins and ends at Inverness Castle, passing through places like Ullapool, Durness and John O’Groats along the way. It’s a must to take a photograph at the world-famous signpost at John O’Groats.

  1. Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland

With campervan hire UK destinations are all easily accessible. This is a route that hugs the Atlantic coast, containing jaw-dropping scenery all the way from Belfast to Derry. The Irish isle has a really mystical quality that is amazing to explore and discover from the comfort of your own campervan, taking you past major landmarks like the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The route also offers a great extra experience if you are someone who enjoys bird watching. The RSPB reserve on Rathlin Island can easily be included as part of your route.

  1. Peaks and Passes, Peak District

The Peak district is one of England’s most beautiful natural regions and national parks. Starting in Glossop in the East of Greater Manchester, you make your way into the Pennines along the infamous Snake Pass, which happens to be one of the UK’s great mountain passes. Along the route, you hit a high point of 510m above sea level. From there, you head south towards the reservoirs of Derwent Dam, and a short detour to the west will take you to the legendary Blue John Cavern which is an underground cave network and the only place this semi-precious stone is mined in the UK.

So, whether you want to explore castles in Scotland, coastal Causeways in Northern Ireland or caves in England, there is no doubting the that best and most freeing way to do so is via a memorable campervan road trip. Get out there for yourself and remind yourself of how great this country can really be!

 

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