3 Of The UK’s Most Scenic Drives

We all dream of hopping into our car and hitting the open road for a well-deserved road trip across a beautiful landscape. Whilst we may not all be able to afford a trip to drive the famous Big Sur in California - or explore the Great Ocean Road in Australia - there are a number of stunning, scenic drives around the UK that could provide an answer.

The British countryside provides some of the perfect settings for a road trip; with well-maintained rural roads and delightful scenery that can all be seen from a leisurely drive.

From dramatic landscapes to scenic mountains and captivating coastlines, here are some of Britain’s most scenic stretches of road:

Barnstaple in Devon to Newquay

With one of the most picturesque coasts in Britain, the south coast ‘Atlantic Highway’ winds its way from Barnstaple to Newquay through 160 miles. On your journey you can see the Constantine Bay and the Bedruthan Steps, you can even veer off on a private toll road to the lighthouse at Trevose Head.

Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon

Driving the B4632 Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon gives you an unparalleled look at England’s Cotswolds. The road meanders through the peaceful green hills and stays off the beaten track, so you can journey peacefully, taking in the sights of meadows full of wildflowers, herds of sheep pasturing in woodland and stop off at the picture-postcard English villages where you can stop for a cup of tea.

Bamburgh Castle to Alnwick Castle

Take a castle-to-castle journey across the wild North Northumberland Coast taking in ancient sights. The route also caters to bird lovers, passing by the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve. Northumberland holds more castles than any other county in England, making this drive a memorable one.

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