I went on the ultimate UK road trip through Wales, England AND Scotland with my sister, Casey, and Morgan. It was amazing and now I’m going to show you photographic evidence of how beautiful a UK road trip can be. I lived in Devon for nearly three years but this trip really amazed me and opened my eyes to how GREEN the UK is. Being from Ireland and New Zealand, green is very important to me.
When people think of road trips they think of America or Canada Or Europe. But I’m going to try and convince you to consider a UK road trip! There’s no Photoshop going on here. I took these photos and I definitely don’t have a fancy camera, just my Samsung S7 and my TomTom Bandit Action Cam. So yes, it really does look like this, and these are just the few places I visited on THIS particular trip. There is SO much more to see in the UK. I didn’t even touch the coast. So yeah, get your cars ready to go, I’ll come with you. I’m MAD for a good road trip. Especially a UK road trip.
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The Ultimate UK Road Trip – England, Scotland & Wales
Day 1: Start in Bristol, stock up the car with plenty of snacks then drive to Wales. Visit LLanthony Priory and climb Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons. Have ice cream. Drive to Derby. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CAKE AT THE CHERRY TREE FARM PUB! (Stay in Ibis Budget Hotel).
Day 2: Drive from Derby to Lumsdale Falls. Drive through the Peak district. Visit Peveril Castle. Have chips in Castleton Fish & Chips. (Stay at Greyhound Inn, Penrith).
Day 3: Drive through the Lake District. Visit Furness Abbey and Aira Force Waterfalls. Drive to Scottish Highlands. (Stay in Blackwater Hostel , Kinlochleven).
Day 4: Drive to Fort William for breakfast. Drive and hike to Steall Falls, Glen nevis, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Visit Commando Memorial monument on the way to the Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig. We were supposed to stay in Inverness, BUT our B&B hostess turned out to be a horrible human that had booked us in for a room for 2 instead of 3 and offered us NO help to find somewhere else to stay. Turns out nowhere in Inverness had any spaces so we ended up having to drive for another 1.5 hrs to Gerry’s Hostel, Achnashellach. Which was wonderful. (Stay in Gerry’s)
Day 5: Some SERIOUS hiking in the mountains surrounding the hostel. We basically got lost in the highlands. Then back to Gerry’s Hostel to chill by the fire. (Stay in Gerry’s)
Day 6: Drive to Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland. TAKE A MILLION PHOTOS. Drive to Glasgow. Spend the evening in Glasgow (Stay at Ibis Budget Glasgow)
Day 7: Drive back to Bristol. The end of the magical UK road trip. Sleep for days.
The Lake and Peak district are must visits on any UK road trip! Take a look!
This is possibly the most beautiful part of any UK road trip. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
SO I hope that I’ve managed to convince you to add a UK road trip to your travel bucketlist. Feel free to use my Ultimate UK road trip to plan your trip, but honestly, there’s so much to see that you could easily create your own and see a completely different side of the UK again!