Have you ever wondered what the most popular Great British road trips are?
We asked 1,000 drivers about their favourite UK road trip and what made it so good for those that answered here's what they had to say...
Wherever you decide to go on your adventure, remember to plan ahead. Book accommodation, check government advice on whether it’s safe to travel, make sure any attractions you want to visit are open and get your car in shape for the journey with our car maintenance tips. Of course, you’ll also need to make sure you have car insurance and breakdown cover that’s right for you.
One of our personal favourites here at Flow and 2% of drivers in our survey, it’s perhaps surprising to find five more popular destinations for a road trip on our list. Maybe there are just too many great roads in Wales to count the stunning Snowdonia National Park on its own, 3% of drivers also loved the Welsh roads. With scenery that could make your jaw drop, it’s like stepping into another world as you pass Swallow Falls and head west. You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re in The Lord of The Rings as the mighty Mount Snowdon looms into view along the A4086… and fighting the urge to explore the mountain itself may plunge you into a losing battle.
When we close our eyes and think of Devon, we dream of beautiful beaches for miles and miles. But that’s not all Devon has to offer, which is why 3% of drivers voted specifically for Devon. Many described the beautiful views and lovely drives, while some made note of the gorgeous countryside, idyllic scenery and quiet roads. With mention of non-stop natural beauty, open moorland, ponies and wildlife, it sounds perfect for a family getaway. Devon to Cornwall road trips have long been regarded a must in the South West of England and we hear there’s a particularly appealing patch of the so-called “Atlantic Highway” along the A39 between Barnstaple and Newquay.
Described as “one of the most beautiful, picturesque and wonderful parts of England,” the Cotswolds is basically a living, breathing postcard of perfectly-preserved traditional English villages. Imagine pubs straight out of a classic novel and quaint little market towns with high streets pulled from historical re-enactments. Think medieval churches and iconic winding country lanes lined with walls made from local stone. The third largest protected landscape in England, the region runs through six counties from the Severn valley in the West Midlands all the way to Bath in the south. Famous for its rolling fields and flowery meadows, no wonder it’s the UK’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Neck and neck with Devon, with another 3% of drivers choosing the Cotswolds beauty.
|Snowdonia National Park
|North Coast 500 (including scotland)||12%|
|Other UK destinations||63%|
Some of our 'Other' UK destinations include places like: Anglesey, Bath, Dorset, London, North Shields, Northumberland, Plymouth, and Yorkshire.
So, we’ve reached the end of our journey. What do you think of the rankings? One thing’s for sure, there’s no shortage of incredible road trips in the UK.
We’ve taken you from top to bottom and across Scotland, England and Wales so there’s no need to visit the same old places next time you go on a drive. Post a pic, tag us @flowinsuranceuk on Facebook or Instagram and hashtag #GoWithTheFlow and tell us why your favourite staycation drive should be number 1. Whatever tickles your fancy, just make sure you take us along for the ride.