Top 10 Scenic Drives in Britain

britains best drivesIf you are planning your trip to Britain next year then you may want to take a look at the below list. Britain has some of the most beautiful view in the world but you just need to know where to look.

The below guide is not extensive but in our opinion 10 of the most beautiful journeys that Britain has to offer.

1. Exmoor and the Sea, Steep Coastline, Stone Villages, Empty Moorlands

Route: Lynton-Malmsmead-Porlock-Luccombe-Minehead-Watchet-Elworthy-Winsford-Simonsbath-South Molton-Great Torrington-Bideford-Barnstaple-Arlington-Blackmoor Gate-Lynton.

2. Hills of West Wessex, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Valleys and Rugged Hills

Route: Salisbury-Old Sarum-Stonehenge-Warminster-Frome-Wells-Cheddar-Glastonbury-Bruton-Stourhead-Shaftesbury-Fonthill Bishop-Wilton-Salisbury.

3. Journey across the Weald, Along the edge of the North Downs and through the orchards of the “Garden of England”

Route: Penshurst-Hever-Limpsfield-Sevenoaks-Ightham-Mereworth-Paddock Wood-Lamberhurst-Cranbrook-Tenterden-Northiam-Bodiam-Burwash-Cross-in-hand-Rotherfield-Tunbridge Wells.

4. The Downs of Hampshire Lush Valleys and Panoramic Views of where Battle Fleets throughout history have set sail

Route: Winchester-Stockbridge-Danebury Hillfort-Nether Wallop-Houghton-Mottisfont-Romsey-Ampfield-Otterbourne-Bishop’s Waltham-Portsdown Hill-Purbrook-Hambledon-West Meon-New Alresford-Winchester.

5. Castles on Welsh marches Testaments to a turbulent age when the Normans fought the Welsh

Route: Chepstow-Monmouth-Symonds Yat-Goodrich- Ross-on-Wye -Skenfrith-Grosmont- Hay-on-Wye-Bronllys-Brecon-Pontsticill- Talybont-on-Usk -Abergavenny-Raglan-Usk-Caerleon-Penhow-Chepstow.

6. Pembroke Coast National Park Heritage Coastline, Fine Castles and the Village that inspired Dylan Thomas to write Under Milk Wood

Route: Manorbier-Pembroke-Haverfordwest-St David’s-Mathry-Fishguard-Newport-Molygrove-Cardigan- Dre-fach and Felindre -Carmarthen-Laugharne-Tenby-Manorbier.

7. Shropshire and the Severn Valley Stunning Scenery and the birthplace of the industrial revolution

Route: Shrewsbury-Acton Burnell-Church Stretton-Craven Arms-Ludlow-Cleehill-Bewdley-Bridgnorth-Shipton-Much Wenlock-Ironbridge-Wroxeter-Shrewsbury.

8. Lakeland Carlisle, the Lake District, Brougham Castle and Hadrian’s Wall

Route: Carlisle-Caldbeck-Bassenthwaite-Whinlater Pass-Low Lorton-Buttermere-Keswick-Grasmere-Consiton-Hawkshead-Windermere-Patterdale-Penrith-Haltwhistle-Carlisle.

9. North Yorkshire from Vale to Moor Scenic Villages, Ancient Abbeys and the Wild Openness of the Moors

Route: York-Malton-Pickering-Goathland-Grosmont-Lealholm-Danby-Rosedale Abbey-Hutton-le-Hole-Gillamoor-Kirkbymoorside-Helmsley-Rievaulx Abbey-Kilburn White Horse-Coxwold-Wass-Sutton-on-the-Forest-York.

10. Highland Scotland From the Shores of Loch Ness to the West Coast Fishing Communities of Wester Ross

Route: Inverness-Drumnadrochit-Invermoriston-Dundreggan-Eilean Donan Castle-Stromeferry-Strathcarron Station-Lochcarron-Applecross-Fearnmore-Shieldaig-Torridon-Gairloch-Inverewe Garden-Gruinard Bay-Ardessie-Garve-Contin-Strathpeffer-Moniack Castle-Reelig Glen-Inverness.

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