Whilst we may be a very small country in comparison to lots of others that we visit on holiday, the UK really does have so much to offer. As a child, my family only ever holidayed in the UK and I didn’t go on my first holiday abroad until 2007. I was used to going away in the UK and over the years I have managed to see lots of different areas.
The majority of my holidays over the years in the UK have been in the Devon and Cornwall area so when the opportunity arose to go away for a short break this year we decided we wanted to go away somewhere different and so we ventured East to Great Yarmouth. It was really nice to go somewhere different. Whilst most UK seaside towns are very similar, with their fish and chip shops and their beach piers full of arcades, it’s nice to get a change of scenery.
We won’t be going abroad on holiday this year, so we have decided to make the most of this wonderful country we live in and try to see some places we have never been before.
Tyreplus have recently released this infographic all about different drives you can do around Britain depending on what kind of person you are, so if there is any of you out there that are thinking of doing a similar thing, then this could give you some ideas.
I have driven along the Atlantic Highway mentioned in this infographic many times over the years and it’s easily one of my favourite parts of the UK. Having said that, I’ve not been since I’ve owned a decent camera, so I’m very much looking forward to going back soon to get some shots. Not only that but I know that my Little Man would just love the views that are to be seen along the coastal route. It’s a sight to behold.
From this list, Glencoe to Fort William looks like it would be an amazing place to take a drive. Steep hills and winding roads might be a little hairraising at times, but wouldn’t it be worth it to take in the scenery of rocky landscapes? That would make a great photograph for Instagram!
For the days that we don’t venture too far from home, we are very blessed to live in a beautiful part of the UK. We live a stone’s throw from the Cotswolds and many picturesque villages. We have taken many a drive around our local area over the years and in particular, I have fond memories of going on Sunday evening drives when I was little. My Sister and I would get in the car and beg my Mum and Dad to put the Top 40 on the radio and off we would go. Cotswold villages are so very pretty and despite them being somewhat windy and higgledy-piggledy, on a Summer’s evening, there is no prettier place to be.
When our Little Man was a baby we very often took a similar route during the times we may have been out for lunch and he needed an afternoon nap. It was nice to take a drive around the familiar scenic routes whilst we let him sleep. All the while never too far from home. We are very lucky and if you’ve never visited, I would urge you too. You won’t regret it. We have some great little pubs too with some wonderful beer gardens, should you need any more persuading!
Going abroad for a holiday is an adventure, of course, it is. But it’s important to remember that Britain is called Great Britain. We really do have a great country and it has so much to offer in terms of places to visit, stunning scenery and many a beautiful road to travel down. I love a good road trip and the UK is quite possibly one of the best places to be to enjoy one. What’s more fun than jumping in the car, and going off an adventure? Who knows where you’ll end up? But one thing is for certain, you are bound to take in some wonderful sights along the way.
What are your favourite places to visit in the UK? Are there any great drives that you can recommend to get that perfect picture, or make some wonderful family memories? Let me know in the comments and share on social media with the hashtag #WheelsOfTheRoad. I can’t wait to read your recommendations.
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