Best British Road Trips for 2016
In recent years, the British staycation has grown dramatically in popularity – with holidaymakers choosing to take a trip in the UK rather than venturing further afield. With some of the most picturesque places in the world on our doorstep, it’s little wonder Brits are choosing to bask in the beauty of their homeland.
From the Scottish Highlands right down to Somerset’s coast, the car lovers at Citygate know all there is to know about hitting the road – and in today’s post, they’re throwing the spotlight on some of the best places to take a British road trip in 2016.
Nestle away in Northumberland
Tucked away in the North East of England, Northumberland is an idyllic holiday destination – and thanks to its miles of unspoilt coastline and picturesque landscapes, the journey around the region is all part of the experience. For unrivalled coastal views, take the B1340 from the village of Craster to Seahouses – or for a longer journey, road trippers can start at Lindisfarne Castle and take the two-hour trip to Hadrian’s Wall. Here, you can hike along the ‘Roman Wall’ and enjoy an al fresco picnic. Take a detour through the vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to explore all that the city has to offer – including the majestic Angel of the North.
Get cosy in the Cotswolds
If you’re searching for solace this summer, look no further than the Cotswolds. With its winding country roads and quaint cottages, this postcard-worthy part of Britain is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. From renting a self-catering cottage in the Chipping Campden area to taking a trip to Snowshill Manor, let time stand still while you enjoy a few well-deserved days off the clock. Steeped in history and bathed in natural beauty, visitors are guaranteed a truly relaxing break when they pull up in this part of the UK.
Lose yourself in the Lake District
You’re never too old to try a new activity and, if you’re hoping your road trip ends in adventure, you’ll want to head to the Lake District. From canoeing across Lake Windermere to hiking up Blencathra, this is the perfect place to try out your new hobby. With all the tranquility of the countryside guaranteed, you can drive from town to town, uncovering all that the Lake District has to offer.
With so many amazing places waiting to be explored, it’s time to pack up the car and hit the road!
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