Apr 14, 2017
The UK is famous for its rustic scenery, medieval castles and mountainous landscapes that are scattered about the country, but what are the best locations for a scenic drive? If you’re thinking about skipping the traffic jams this Easter in favour for a road trip adventure, we’ve got the best scenic drives for you to choose from. Check out the top scenic drives in the UK below and start the engine for the trip of a lifetime.
If you’re a fan of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, you’ll love taking a drive to the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney. This strange but compelling landscape feature has been made famous thanks to its key role as the “King’s Road” but it’s also a great place to visit if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in favour for something a lot more peaceful and quiet.
Kendal To Keswick
Explore the beauty of the Lake District with an exciting drive from Kendal to Keswick. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Windermere, Lakeland Fells and Lake Thirlmere before stopping for a refreshing picnic. If you’re looking for some artistic inspiration, this is the place for you. Famous poets such as Coleridge and Wordsworth wrote their masterpieces here and it’s also said to be the main inspiration for the plot of the Peter Rabbit stories, making it the ideal location for an Easter drive.
One of the most beautiful regions in Northern Ireland is the Mourne Mountains in County Down. This large granite mountain range provides spectacular views from the peak of Slieve Donard. If you don’t feel like going for a hike, you’re free to explore the surrounding towns by car. This includes Newcastle, which is well-known for its lovely sandy beach and Castlewellan, where you can get lost in a maze and take a kayak out on the lake.
Glens of Antrim
Drive through the Antrim coast and let the enchanting beauty of the nine glens take your breath away. The coast runs for almost 25 miles, giving you plenty of open roads to let the stresses of everyday life lift from your shoulders. Explore the Red Arch close to Cushendall and experience the quiet life in Glenarm, Carnlough, Waterfoot and Ballygalley.
Travel through the narrow roads just off the A896 and discover the charm of the Scottish Highlands from a whole new perspective. The journey will take you from Lochcarron to Shieldaig, passing mystical hills, mountainous scenery and the famous Pass of the Cattle for the ultimate view. Don’t forget to pack your camera for the trip as there’s a lot of stunning landscapes you’ll not want to miss.
So, where are you driving to this Easter?