Best Sunday drives in the UK

Driving can be a real pleasure, especially when you ditch the traffic-packed city streets and head out to find some lovely scenery. When Sunday rolls around, make sure you have a plan to test your wheels on one of the UK’s loveliest routes.

From coastal paths to roads winding their way through the countryside, the UK is blessed with a large number of beautiful drives. Get out there are start exploring – and don’t forget to pack a picnic or plan for a stop in a charming café on your trip.

Finding the perfect drive

Offering a surprisingly varied number of terrains and landscapes, the UK is a great place for drivers. Find a little inspiration for your next Sunday drive with some help from the Telegraph, which has a lovely photo gallery of 10 of the best drives – perfect for showing your what you’re missing. Aol Travel has also put together a good list of the UK’s nicest drives, including everything from dramatic landscapes to gently undulating countryside. If you do like to be beside the seaside, then the excellent list of beautiful coastal drives collated by The Sunday Times is sure to put a smile on your face in no time.

You’ll also find some great suggestions for UK drives from car hire firm Hertz, which has put together an entertaining and useful infographic of its favourite drives. A quick glance at this colourful picture and you’ll be full of good ideas for your weekend. Another good place to pick up a few suggestions is The Huffington Post. Scroll through its list and check out the tempting pictures and start daydreaming about your next drive. If you live in London, the British Travel Guide site, has just the list for you – it’s put together a selection of brilliant Sunday drives within reach of the city.

Other great ways to find special drives

There are a couple of excellent websites that are entirely dedicated to helping drives make the most of the time on the road. Find top tips for Sunday drives in the UK and beyond from the team at Driving For Pleasure. This welcoming site offers a wealth of information about the best roads for driving and has advice for drivers whether they’re speed freaks or proud owners of classic cars.

Another great place to spend some time is on Great Driving Roads, a website that is entirely dedicated to helping drivers find the most thrilling and scenic roads to enjoy. It invites driving enthusiasts to share and discuss their discoveries and is always adding new roads or making adjustments to existing entries, so you’re always likely to find somewhere new to explore.

If you’re planning to be out and about in your car often, you might want to consider becoming a member of an organisation such as the Royal Automobile Club or, if you’d like an extra level of luxury on your Sunday drive, Barons BMW dealership could be just what you’re after.

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