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Scenic Drives in the UK

The UK has a variety of beautiful landscapes to enjoy and, therefore, plenty of scenic drives.  Your trip from A to B need not be race against time but rather a chance to enjoy the outdoors and unexpected adventure.  Each driving route varies in length as well as the sights along the way.  When booking your UK rental car for the trip, don't forget about the one way car rental option.  That way, you can enjoy your trip to the fullest without having to think about driving all the way back.

United Kingdom mountain, coastal and rural drives

The trip from Kendal to Keswick is a relatively short one.  This 30 mile drive has winding sections and will allow you to enjoy some of the most spectacular views of Lakeland fells, Lake Windermere and Lake Thirlmere.  It is this very landscape that inspired the great poet Wordsworth.

For a really short trip, you can take a drive up Black Mountain Road.  Just 5 miles long, you can certainly take your time, enjoy the sights and the beautiful fresh air without worrying about the time.

A trip along the Antrim coast will take you past each of the nine glens from the Black Arch to the Red Arch and through fascinating villages of Glenarm, Ballygalley, Waterfoot and more.  The road extends over 25 miles and the twists and turns make it the perfect slow drive.

Drives with UK history and attractions

The road that takes you along the Northumberland Coast are not just perfect for ocean lovers but anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of ancient structures like Warkworth, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles.  The beaches, hills and small towns along the way make for a truly unique and diverse drive.

The winding road that takes you through the Yorkshire Dale is overflowing with natural beauty.  This is also where you will find the Ribblehead Viaduct.  This structure is 400 metres tall and was built back in 1870 and you may recognize it from the famous and popular Harry Potter movies.

The trip from Land's End to St Ives takes you past Whitesand Beach, Sennen Cove and the Cornish Cape.  You will also pass villages like Pendeen and Zennor.

These are just a few of the most popular scenic driving routes in the United Kingdom.  There are plenty more to enjoy, depending on where you decide to spend your vacation.  Conducting a fair amount of research online prior to planning your trip will make it that much easier for you to find the best travel options to suit the time frame and budget of your holiday.  Booking your rental car and hotel together is also a great way to save on your travel expenses.