The Best Scenic Drives In The UK

The United Kingdom is one of the most amazing places to hit the open road and enjoy some incredible scenery. Throughout the country there is a high level roadway system which allow you to meander through some of the finest scenery that the UK has to offer, rolling hills of green, multicolored trees, dramatic coastlines and vistas that appear to go on for eternity.

When it come stop where you should travel in the UK, you really are spoiled for choice in terms of scenic drives and today we are gong to try to whittle down the list into just a few which you should embark on the next time you take a UK road trip.

Glencoe, Scotland, A82

Scotland has thousands of miles of scenic roadways which cut through the landscape allowing visitors to see the countryside in all of its glory. One route which does this best is the A82 heading towards Glencoe, to the left and right you will see icy tours and craggy hillsides whilst being surrounding by lush green vegetation as you head to the north of Scotland. The colors and landscape on this road, just 2 hours from Glasgow, make it worth any trip.

Black Mountain Road, Powys, Wales, A4069

The Brecon Beacons in Wales are well known for their dramatic landscape, high mountains, swooping valleys and thousand of miles of isolation and the road which travels between them offers exactly that. This will be the closest thing that you can find to a theme park on the road as this route dips, rises, twists and turns as you take in the breathtaking surroundings. This is considered one of the most scenic roads in the World and you cannot miss out if you want to take a drive in pure natural beauty.

Humber Bridge, North Lincolnshire

The sprawling 2,200 meter bridge that spans the great Humber river was once  the longest bridge of its type back when it was first opened in 1981. The bridge connects East Riding and North Lincolnshire and it is truly a sight to behold, especially as you are traveling over it. The views appear to go on for eternity as you cross this great feat of human engineering and once you have reached the other side, you will be wanting to go back over it just to see those views again.

Inverness to Nairn, Northern Scotland

This outstanding circular route between the city of Inverness and the town of Nairn should be recognized by UNESCO because of the sheer natural beauty on offer. The 2-day drive takes in the very best of the Scottish coastline in places like Lossiemouth and heads through the Cairngorms national park where you will be treated to wildlife and amazing colors of purple thistles and shades of green fauna as you casually drive through the wilderness.

If you are traveling to the UK this year then you should try to make sure that you manage to get some time to see some of this breathtaking scenery, the best bit about it is that you can do so from the comfort of your own car.

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