Getting from A to B doesn’t have to be a long, dull, and drawn out thing when there are so many beautiful roads to take in and experience. If you only have the option of one route to get to your destination, and this just so happens to be all motorway driving, then it may be a long, dull and drawn out drive. However, for those of you exploring wider areas, looking for a leisurely Sunday drive or perhaps you’re touring the country then we can share with you the best roads to drive in the UK, showcasing the most stunning scenery the Great Britain has to offer. We’ll reveal where these roads can be found, what you’re likely to see, as well as some pictures to inspire you to add them to your list of roads to visit in your lifetime.
A44 Aberystwyth to Llangurig
This 25 mile stretch of road showcases the very best of the Welsh countryside as you travel through roads special to the area. Your journey heading West on this road will start fairly normal passing through the town, but as you begin to put distance between yourself and Aberystwyth, the true beauty of the Welsh countryside reveals itself in all its glory.
As you continue on this smooth road, you’ll experience the gradual incline of 100 metres and as your corner the bends in the road, you’ll find yourself face to face and in the heart of the most astonishing views that play resonance to something out of a film!
Just be careful not to let these breath-taking views avert your eyes from the road and if needs be, pull over so you can take the time to appreciate it fully without causing any danger to yourself and others.
B3306 St Ives to St Just
A road as delicate and tight as this demands higher levels of concentration from the driver from beginning to end. Its unpredictability leaves you in anticipation for what lies ahead of each bend and what views you will be revealed to next.
On a quiet day, you will find yourself flying down this road freely and quickly but when coming into contact with other traffic, speeds can soon become limited. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but having said that, getting stuck behind a slow moving tractor or caravan could be somewhat tedious and sole destroying on a road that has so much more to give. If you find yourself in this situation, you might want to consider pulling over for a few minutes to gain some distance between one another whilst taking the time out to fully experience some of the most beautiful scenery that this route has to offer.
PLEASE NOTE: Keep an eye out for walkers (yes, walkers!) and cyclists who don’t seem to be fazed by this tiny, twisting road. So make sure you have your wits about you when taking corners!
A258 Dover to Deal
The 10 mile Dover to Deal route takes you nicely through the beautiful Kent countryside. Wind the windows down and feel the sea breeze as you enjoy smoothly controlling your car around the sweeping bends as you experience the dramatic change in elevation. Within less than one mere mile you will ascend from zero to a huge 408 feet above sea level, so you can image the outstanding views there are to see! What makes this stunning journey even better is when it’s empty (try mid-morning for the best chance).
Just be careful as it is tight and can be unpredictable at times. The heavy foliage from above makes for very dark driving conditions, even if it’s in the middle of the day.
There is no doubt you can sit back and take it all in, admittedly this route is not one of the fastest but this steady journey allows you to take in some truly stunning sights, such as medieval and Tudor castles as well as a steady view across the English Channel. What better way to experience the Kent life?
A82 Glasgow to Fort William
The A82, the second longest A-road in Scotland, is the primary route that takes you from Lowland Scotland to the more Westerns regions of the Scottish Highlands passing through areas including Glasgow, Fort William and Inverness.
Throughout your journey on this road you will pass some of the infamous landmarks of the Highlands taking in the spectacular surrounds of Loch Lomond, Loch Ness whilst chasing shadows cast by the grand Ben Nevis, and the heritage doesn’t stop here! The path along the A82 uses pieces of road that were first built in the 1750s, taking travellers safely through the West Highlands of Scotland!
So now we’ve shared with you some of the best roads in Britain, you can go ahead and take a trip and start enjoying driving as a pleasure, rather than a chore.
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