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UK’s favourite road trips revealed


Nearly half (45%) of drivers are planning to go on a road trip this year, according to research conducted by the AA.

A further 23% of motorists aren’t road tripping this year, but say they’d like to go on a driving holiday.   

Here are some of the best road trips for drivers from all over the UK…

Region The South West The South The East The West The North
Where Devon to Cornwall Dorset Norfolk Wales The Scottish Highlands
Route Barnstaple to Newquay


Swanage to Lyme Regis Norwhich to Hunstanton via Cromer Aberystwyth to Llandundo via  Snowdonia North Coast 500 (circular route, start and finish in Inverness)
Distance 77 miles 56 miles 63 miles 85 miles Approx 500 miles
Highlights Beaches and cliffs

  • Bude
  • Dartmoor National Park
  • Tintagel
  • Newquay
Culture and geology

  • Jurassic Coast
  • Chesil beach
  • Fleet lagoon
Both city and seaside in one day

  • Norwich
  • Cromer
  • Hunstanton
Spectacular views and mountain climbing

  • Snowdonia
  • Snowden
  • Conwy’s medieval castle
Stunning scenery

  • North coast 500
  • Loch Ness
  • Urqhuart Castle

 The AA has created a regional breakdown, Guide for The Ride to navigate drivers through the most scenic, notable and exciting routes in the UK, while the AA Sat Nav Roulette lets motorists explore new destinations depending on how far they would like to travel and their location preferences such as coast, country or city.

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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