My Recommended Road Trips

Published on 10 March 2022 at 10:47


As much as I don't like spontaneity, everything for me needs to be planned, but when your other half loads up the car and says 'we're going out for the day' a little  excitement runs through my body. And then to top it off we arrived at some of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, I knew I just had to share them with you. Below is only a small list of my recommended sights to explore (UK), I have loads more up my sleeve. 


I hope you enjoy it… 



A beautiful town in so many ways. With a harbour, lovely beach and views as far as the eye can see, this place is highly recommended. It boasts its own island called Isle of Portland. We have stayed on this little Isle and it's amazing. The views are something else. A drive up to the top of the Isle will allow you to oversee Weymouth and it's very impressive. Portland also boasts a lighthouse and we could have stayed there all day long.




The beach here is beautiful. Spending almost a whole day at Scarborough we did not get bored. Absolutely worth visiting. Driving along the same coastline of North Yorkshire, you will find Cayton Bay and then Whitby is a picturesque quaint town located north of Scarborough. A perfect road trip.



Stratford upon Avon 

This beautiful town located in Warwickshire is famous for the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Even if you are not a fan you can still enjoy some sights across the town that are odes to the British icon, such as the historical museum, the famous theatre and some street artists. The town has plenty of boutique shops to wander around and some lovely cafes set amongst them. It can get quite busy here especially if the weather is good or there is a particular market on with its own entertainment.



The town has a canal route where you can take boat trips or even hire one yourself to paddle up the canal and enjoy the views. It boasts a great park area to walk around or perhaps picnic in.



Parking in the town can be a bit of an issue so planning ahead will need to be considered or you can use the park and ride just outside of the town centre .



Matlock baths 

This stunning location is somewhere you could spend all day, found in Derbyshire you will not be disappointed. There are some scenic walks to do including a high peak tour for the reasonably abled and even a cable car attraction. It is a place to go in all seasons but best to wrap up in the winter accordingly of course. 


You may find there is limited parking so picking the best time of day to arrive beforehand would be recommended. There are numerous little cafes along the Parade and even an aquarium to visit. 


One beautiful building that we visited here is The old Masson Mill outlet. It is now filled with high end craft shops with a cafe on the bottom floor. 


Dunstable downs

This hot-spot located in Bedfordshire is more of a chill out place to watch the world go by, there is not alot going on here but with the right weather you can sit and take in the splendour of views for miles around on offer. You will pay for parking and in the school holidays there are usually planned activities for the children. 


We have enjoyed as a family the fairy garden trail which also has a play area too. Gliders can be seen taking to the air here  and kites are very welcome, they sell these in the shop on sight. There is also a cafe with a good array of food and drink. You may wish to choose from plenty of the walks available all set among the rolling hills that take in some pleasant views.


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Great Missenden 

Roald Dahl lived here while writing his books and it was his inspiration for several characters and places in them. He is also buried here too, I have visited his grave in the churchyard, it's a recommended stop.  This little Village is found in Buckinghamshire with some beautiful walks set amongst the Chiltern Hills. 


You can explore the museum dedicated to Roald Dahl here set in the High Street with quaint shops and a couple of cafes alongside it. Parking is available nearby a big play area and field to enjoy a picnic. 


Great Yarmouth 

Found on the east coast of Suffolk, this wonderful town boasts a fantastic stretch of beach. On hot summer days it will be buzzing with enthralled tourists either there to visit for a day or with families that are on holiday. There is so much to do, a lovely pier can be found here and a main stretch of tourist outlets to keep everyone entertained. 


I find everything is value for money and fairly priced, lots of amusement arcades and a pleasure beach are also within walking distance of those mentioned above. An exciting road trip will be guaranteed. 


So there you have it, go explore readers and please do let me know once you have visited any of them, I would love to know your thoughts also.



Do you already have a favourite road trip place you visit?

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2 years ago

Wow, these places look and sound beautiful! I’d love to go to any one of them. But especially the beaches, as I love being on a beach! Thanks for sharing them!

2 years ago

Thanks Sarah, Scarborough beach highly recommended. Thank you for reading

Fadima Mooneira
2 years ago

Oh wow!!!!!! I love traveling to English countryside. So beautiful and calming. I miss Lake District. That’s my Favorite place in UK. My family and I love traveling to Lake District.

2 years ago

It is beautiful we have some hidden treasures among our coastlines. I haven't been to the Lake District I really want to!

2 years ago

These places are amazing parts of the UK and definitely worth the trip! x

Lucy |

2 years ago

Thank you for reading Lucy

2 years ago

Apart from Yarmouth and Scarborough I haven’t been to the rest. Thanks for the inspiration.

2 years ago

Matlock bath is highly recommended Jamie. You can spend a whole day walking around and you won't be bored.

Transatlantic Notes
2 years ago

So many wonderful places (I have only been to a few so far); if/when I move back to the UK, I'm going to have to check out the ones I haven't been to yet!

Molly |

2 years ago

Thanks for reading molly, I have had some wonderful road trips over the years but there's still more discover.