For those who enjoy driving through beautiful landscapes, the UK certainly has some stunning regions to visit.
Known for its great natural beauty, it goes without saying that Scotland will have some lovely drives to offer. To choose the ‘best’ is no easy task, but just think of a leisurely journey through the Scottish Highlands as you negotiate dramatic mountain passes and marvel at the site of the lochs. A lovely road for taking pictures certainly is the A82, direction Loch Lomond, or the A85 through some rugged terrain in the vicinity of Oban. Another ‘must’ is the circular Isle of Skye drive: breathtaking, memorable. So is the Isle of Arran Drive.
In the northwest corner of England, county of Cumbria, the famous Lake District offers some of the most scenic drives you’ll ever experience. Routes are generally between 30 and 50 miles long, which means you don’t have to rush. Include some of the following drives and take in some grand views: Great mountain passes on the Eskdale Drive; the Windermere Drive in the southeast corner will afford you stop-offs at Kendal and Bowness; a 46-mile drive around Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall – stop and view some of the old Roman remains found along this drive.
Feast your eyes on some lovely scenery as you travel through Wales, which is as beautiful as the rest of the UK. Whether you choose the 5-mile long A 4069 winding through the Brecon Beacons National Park, or the road between Abergavenny and Penderyn, you will marvel at the natural beauty all around you. Negotiate hairpin bends along Abergwesyn Pass or the Oerddrws Pass for some grand, spectacular views. Another firm favourite is the Snowdonia National Park offering more sensational views. All of this while you’re taking your time to literally drink it all in.
With a coastline as beautiful as you’ll find anywhere, the Causeway Coastal Route offers 190 miles of pure scenic beauty between the cities of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. Hopefully you’re in no hurry, so stop off often and take in the lovely sights and allow yourself photo opportunities at, amongst others, Torr Head, a rocky enclave from where you can enjoy great views of Fair Head and the Antrim Coast. Alternatively take a drive through the very beautiful Sperrin Mountains whose scenic drives were included in the 2012 National Geographic prestigious list. Be sure to view the Barnes Gap glacial feature and take a break at the Pigeon Top picnic area.
It is easy to understand why so many of the UK’s most scenic drives feature regularly in magazines and television programmes that capture the natural beauty the country has to offer. Go out, enjoy some of them – savour the memories. If you want to purchase a different car to enjoy the delights of the british road network, sell your existing car with The Car Buying Group for a simple & fast change!