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Top UK Road Trip Destinations for You and Your Leisure Vehicle

  • Top UK Road Trip Destinations for You and Your Leisure Vehicle

The best road trips to cruise this season

Whilst there’s no doubting the joy of discovering new places abroad, there’s plenty here in the UK to keep us occupied in our caravans, campervans and motorhomes. 

From vast beach scenes and rolling fields to craggy coastlines and mountains that rise from lakesides, the UK has so much to offer, and much of it can be explored in fell swoops, making the following road trips ideal for you and your leisure vehicle…

The Atlantic Highway 

Close to our hearts - and our dealership! Well, it’s within easy driving distance; this short and sweet scenic route takes in some of the most beautiful places in the north of Devon and Cornwall via the A39. It’s so-called because the Atlantic Ocean is almost always visible between Barnstaple and Fraddon. 

Unmissable places to stop along this 70-mile route way include Bude, Newquay, Tintagel and Boscastle, boasting scenery and attractions that make them no-brainer touring destinations - surfing, anyone? The A39 goes deep into the Cornish countryside, so there’s plenty of scope to carry on exploring once you’ve taken in those wild Atlantic views.   

The Lake District 

The beauty of a national park is the various routes that you can take as a tourer, and the Lake District offers so many options - and all of them are incredible! Whether you base yourself in what is arguably the heart of the Lake District, Ambleside, or you explore some of the more remote areas of this stunning landscape, you’ll find an abundance of campsites to enjoy. 

Some Lake District road trip ideas include a tour of the North Lakes, a Windermere and Coniston loop, or a big Lake District loop, which could see you immersed in Lake District magic for upwards of 4 days. 

North Coast 500 

Is it a proper road trip you’re after? How does 500 miles of unspoilt countryside sound? The North Coast 500 loops along the North Coast of Scotland, and takes in a majority of the Highlands. 

From the charming city of Inverness, where the route starts and ends, to the seriously impressive landscapes that are around pretty much every corner, the route can usually be covered in between 7-9 days. However, leisurely tourers can take as long as they like - you won’t be short of views to look at, that’s for sure. 

It’s well worth taking a detour to Glencoe, which you’ll recognise from films such as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Skyfall. These were no small productions!    

Pembrokeshire Coast 200 

If you’re not aware of how beautiful the Pembrokeshire coastline is, it’s time to change things, and the 200-mile coastal route around the west of Wales is the perfect excuse. In fact, it was a route designed for tourers, so you’ll find plenty of campsites and caravanning conveniences along the way. 

The route, which takes around 3-5 days, begins (or ends) in Amroth, and ends (or begins) in St Dogmaels, by the Afon Teifi river. Along the way, you can visit Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, and the breathtaking Blue Lagoon in Narbeth. 

The Yorkshire Dales 

The peaks and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales all have one thing in common - they’re chocolate-box beautiful. 

Connect a series of the glorious driving roads that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, such as Buttertubs Pass, the Wharfedale Circuit, the B6255 at Ribblehead and Harrogate to Grassington, to create the ultimate Yorkshire Dales road trip. 

Need a caravan or motorhome that’s up to the job? 

If exploring the UK with your home-from-home on wheels sounds like your idea of heaven, you’ll be needing a vehicle that’s up to the challenge. 

Here at Tamar Caravan Centre, we specialise in both new and used caravans of all shapes and sizes from industry-leading caravan manufacturer Swift, and there’s bound to be one that suits the way you want to see the world. 

Visit our showroom here in Plymouth, or browse our selection online.