The US is famed for its epic road trips and although the UK is a much smaller country there are some fantastic road trips you can take here, perfect for a family get away. Online voucher code website, My Voucher Codes have picked their top 5 road trips which are ideal for families looking to get away and taking in the stunning UK countryside. The collated their trips in this really cool infographic which picks out points of interest and places to visit along the way.
Snake Pass & Cat and the Fiddle
One of the most famous roads in the UK, it travels through the Peak District National Park, covering Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire. There are many stops along this route and notable highlights include Ladybower Reservoir, Treak Cliff Cavern and Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park.
This short route through the impressive Cheddar Gorge is really awe inspiring, we may not have anything the scale of the Grand Canyon in the UK but the Cheddar Gorge is close. In the area there are plenty of places to explore such as; Strawberry Line Path, Cheddar Gorge and Cheddar Crazy Golf as well as lots of walks around this beautiful area.
The historic A5 through the mountains of North Wales
The stunning scenery of the North Wales Mountains are something else to see, the route skirts the Snowdonia National Park which means you won’t be short of activities. Places to check out include; Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site, Llangollen Wharf and Horseshoe Falls. Also stop off at Castell Dinas Bran and Tŷ Hyll, The Ugly House.
Invergarry to Skye – Highlands, Scotland
The A87, packs in the scenery of the breath-taking Scottish Highlands. It’s considered the UK version of the US route 66. Every corner has picture worthy views to enjoy; The 5 Lochs – Garry, Loyne, Cluanie, Duich and Alsh as well as Eilean Donan Castle and Kyle of Lochalsh, the land of castles, hills and lochs and the gateway to the Isle of Skye. Here you will also find the highest waterfall, in Scotland; the Five Sisters of Kintail.
The Glens of Antrim, N Ireland
This is a great long weekend trip for families with lots to see and do on this route. Following the coastline you can take in a family fun day out, at Carnfunnock Country Park or stop off at Ballycastle which is a charming little fishing harbour. And then of course not visit would be complete without visiting the Giant’s Causeway, a UNSECO World Heritage site.