UK's Best Driving Holidays

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Car Journey Planner: The UK's best holiday destinations you can drive to

Despite being a relatively small island, Brits are spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday destinations. From our enviable coastlines to imposing mountains and bustling cities, staycationers have a difficult choice to make.

If you’re still undecided about where to visit this year, Motorparks has chosen some of the best destinations you can drive to. Get ready to pack up the car and hit the open road…

The Lake District

The Lake District is a must-visit for everyone, young and old. In fact, no matter how many times you’ve been there, there’s a magnetic draw to the region that sees visitors return year after year — and who can blame them? With sleepy market towns, rolling hills and idyllic lakes, England’s largest national park is great for getting away from it all and embracing a slower pace of life for a few days.

The M6 and A66 roads are some of the main routes to the Lake District, however, it’s the lesser-known routes that are most enjoyable to drive. After all, the A591 from Kendal to Keswick was named Britain’s Favourite Road, delivering 29 miles of incredible scenery.


If a beach break is more your thing, why not head to Cornwall? Not only will your chances of warmer weather improve, you and your family can spend your days on the beach before enjoying that British holiday must-have, fish and chips!

As well as exploring the destination on foot, the B3306 runs along the Cornish coastline, so you can take in exceptional views across the sea as you make your way to your accommodation.

Loch Ness

Why not head north for your staycation? Scotland is home to some incredible beauty spots and, with its glistening lake and impressive hills, Loch Ness is no exception. Pay a visit to this legendary Scottish Loch to enjoy all it has to offer and don’t forget your all-important camera — after all, how else will you snap that priceless shot of Nessie?

To get to Loch Ness, why not take the A82? Running 140 miles from Loch Lomond to Loch Ness, Scotland’s second largest A-road gives drivers impressive views of the surrounding lakes and dominating mountains. Be sure to watch out for a sneak peek at Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Central England

Can’t decide on just one place? Head to central England to sample the very best of British. Follow the A607 to Melton Mowbray to admire one of the magnificent stately homes, before switching to the A606 to explore age-old castles.

What are you waiting for? Get out there and explore all that Britain has to offer!


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