3 Themed Road Trips To Take In The UK
With over 200,000 miles of roads ready to explore, the UK makes for a great themed road trips. Not only is it the perfect opportunity to explore some breathtaking sights, it’s also a great way of checking out a whole host of new destinations that you may have another missed.
A road trip is one of the most fun things you can do with friends or family, but instead of simply picking a destination, plan out your road trips with a theme. You can travel from location to location and visit all sorts of different places. It takes a little bit of research to plan your specific theme and stops.
With the sheer amount of routes and places to visit on offer, it can be somewhat overwhelming to figure out what’s best for you, so we’ve given you a helping hand.
But, just before you set off, you need to make sure your car is roadworthy. Until October 14, Halfords Auto centre is offering to pay for all customers’ MOT, if they purchase an item from a Halfords store. The MOT test can be redeemed until October 2019.
Car fit and ready, luggage packed and holiday time booked, here are three highly recommended road trips in the UK.
North Norfolk Coastal Road Trip
A North Norfolk Coastal road trip is ideal for those travelling with kids, starting at King’s Lynn and moving around to Cromer. There is so much to do and see on this trip, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From historic stops at the Castle Rising Castle, a trip to the country estate of Sandringham, a stop off at Hunstanton to visit the Sea Life Centre, beach walks, bird watching, pub lunches and so much more before finishing your trip off in Cromer.
- Stop one – Kings Lynn
- Castle Rising Castle
- Sandringham Estate
- Hunstanton / Sea Life Centre
- Old Hunstanton
- RSPB Titchwell
- Burnham Overy Staithe
- North Norfolk Railway
- Blakeney Point
- North Norfolk Railway
- Finish – Cromer.
The Anglo-Scottish Border
With so much dramatic scenery and history, the Anglo-Scottish Border is a place of beauty, poetry and history. This route starts near Carlisle before heading through the stunning countryside of the Scottish border. Follow this route to Edinburgh where you can explore the most charming little villages before reaching Scotland’s historic capital.
- Stop One
- Gretna Green
- Borders Textile Towerhouse
- Lochcarron of Scotland
- Lindean Mill Glass
- Abbotsford House
- National Mining Museum Scotland
- Stewart Brewing
- Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
- Dalkeith Country Park
- Finish – Edinburgh Castle
The Football Supporter Tour
For those of you with a love of football, this is the ultimate road trip for you. Whether you want to explore all 92 league grounds in 92 hours, like these Wolverhampton Wanderers fans, or just a handful of clubs you’ve always wanted to visit, there are various ways you can accomplish this.
To tick off all 92 grounds, you’ll need to travel for approximately five days. Or, for a shorter, yet just as interesting trip, take a look at which football clubs are closest to you geographically and create your own tour. For example, if you live on the south coast, you can start at Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion – their home is the AMEX Stadium – and then stop off at several others, including:
- Portsmouth (Fratton Park)
- Southampton (St Marys)
- AFC Bournemouth (Dean Court)
- Crawley Town (Broadfield Stadium)
- Colchester United (Colchester Community Stadium)
- Gillingham (Priestfield Stadium)
Of course, the beauty of a road trip is that there are no real restrictions – you can go where the heart takes you. Just plan your route, hit the road and enjoy the freedom of driving wherever you like. Enjoy your adventures.