Beautiful road trips to drive this summer

Posted on 24 July 2017 by CarTakeBack

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The summer holidays for many families can be a struggle to find something different and new to keep the kids entertained. We've put together some small road trips that showcase the UK's beautiful landscape and might get you to visit places you might not have thought about going to before. Pack up the car and head off on an adventure! Here are our top five picks…

A9 - Stirling to Inverness - Scotland

You can see how beautiful this drive is. There's so much to see and do in Scotland and many roads that take you through dramatic scenery that is ever changing.

Drive the A9 in Scotland

The Snake Pass - England

This winding and bending road takes you on the A57 between Sheffield and Manchester. This road takes you through the Peak District with beautiful views of the National Trust's High Peak Estate. Plus there's also so much to do in either Manchester or Sheffield when you get there.

The Snake Pass - A57

Llanberis Pass - Wales

Drive through winding mountainous Snowden, past Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn lakes and ending up at the royal town of Caernarfon, where you can explore the castle and take in the waterside views.

Llanberis Pass in Wales

B4632 - Cheltenham to Stratford, Cotswolds - England

This road trip drives you straight through small towns and villages that are perfectly and simply the essence of the Cotswolds. Great stop off points for afternoon teas and wonderful walks!

B4632 in the Cotswolds

Cheddar Gorge - Somerset - England

Right in the middle of the West Country, Cheddar Gorge has a twisting and turning road showcasing the mesmerising limestone cliffs. There's many places to stop off for that perfect family selfie and great places to explore caves and cliff top walks.

Cheddar Gorge road in Somerset

These all look amazing, we can't decide which to drive first. If you fancy packing a picnic in your car and exploring one of these awesome roads we've got some games to keep you entertained on your road trip - take a look at our top games to play in the car!

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