With rain and grey skies, it’s understandable that most of us Brits want to flee overseas for our Summer Holidays. However, jetting away isn’t cheap, and for those who want to save their pennies this year, it’s time to put away the passports and pick up the car keys!
We’ve sought out the best road trip destinations around the UK, so you don’t have to break into your savings to get away.
1)The Isle of Wight
If you’re yearning to get away, the Isle of Wight will give you the satisfaction of being abroad. Reachable via ferry, endless sandy beaches, scenic views in every direction, cottage accommodation, and an array of attractions. This is the perfect place to unwind this summer.
If you need a family holiday, Dorset has plenty of things to do to keep everyone occupied. With wide open beaches (complete with donkey rides) and the chance to go fossil hunting on Chesil Beach, the kids will be happy leaving you to relax! The aquariums, National Trust parks and Monkey World are great for their sense of wonder.
3) Lake District
If getting active is your preferred method of relaxation, look no further than the UK’s largest national park – the Lake District. It’s endless trails and nature walks will resurrect the explorer within you! Not to mention, all the photo ready scenery!
If you’re up for a little more adventure, there’s opportunities to go kayaking, rock climbing and canoeing!
4) Scottish Highlands, Aviemore
Imagine this: swimming in a loch under the blazing hot sun whilst seeing snow-capped mountains in the distance… Well, you won’t have to imagine if you take a trip to Aviemore!
For views that make you forget you’re still on British soil and miles of beautiful trails, this destination is another fantastic one for those who like to be active on their getaways.
Located in Wales with its strong Victorian roots still intact, take a step into Wales’ history by visiting Llandudno. As a bonus, the stunning town of Conwy has World Heritage Site status due to its beautiful landscape.
Also, for an extra dose of magic, there are Alice in Wonderland-themed walks which are based on the real-life Alice Liddell, which the kids will love.
Need more of a buzz for your escape? For somewhere that is just as alive by night than day, Brighton is the place for you. There’s plenty of tours and sights to see during the day and by night, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to entertain you until the early hours.
So grab a suitcase and get driving! Haven’t got your own car? We’ve got you covered. With policies that range from 1-28 days, you can get cover on a borrowed car instantly via our website.
Which of these locations take your fancy this summer? Feel free to recommend your favourite destination for a road trip!