When it comes to a summer holiday, the majority of us would pick the sun, sea and sand of a European country, over a staycation here in the UK. For so many of us a week relaxing in the sun can take all the stresses of everyday life away, but this isn’t to say you can’t gain the same benefits from a staycation. Whether it’s in the UK or abroad, a holiday usually only means visiting one destination; but the UK in particular, has an endless number of destinations that can be explored during the same holiday. Whether it’s a weekend break or a week long holiday, a summer road trip is a great way to explore some of your favourite places, right here in the UK.
The thought of a road trip may sound confusing to some, but in reality, it’s fairly easy to plan. The best part of the holiday is planning where you want to go, what you want to see and the essentials you need to take; but they aren’t the only important factors that need to be considered. It’s important to remember that you’re going to be driving for long distances, meaning your car needs to be prepared for the increased number of driving time. Although the car as a whole needs to be in tip-top condition, you need to also pay a good amount of attention to the condition of your vehicles tyres. Checking the condition of your tyres is important all year round, not just if you’re travelling for long periods of time. If the tyres need to be replaced, then it’s best to look for suppliers like TyrePlus, who provide a range of high quality tyres.
Why choose a staycation?
Although we’re currently experiencing a heatwave here in the UK, unfortunately it’s not something that happens very often. With many of us craving some summer sun and the chance to top up the tan; it’s no surprise so many of us favour a holiday abroad over a staycation in the UK. Experiencing nice weather may not be a luxury to us in this country, but the destinations we can visit, more than make up for the limited amount of sunshine we receive.
The UK is home to some simply amazing road trips. Whether you’re after peace and tranquillity, or an adrenaline fuelled break; there are road trips to suit everyone’s desires.
Atlantic Highway, South West England
With 275km of open roads and picturesque views, The Atlantic Highway is one of the best ways to enjoy some of the beautiful scenery on offer in the South of England.
From exploring the natural beauty of Exmoor National park, to the peaceful views of the Cornish coast, this route is sure to provide you with an enjoyable break. Starting in Devon and ending in the popular county of Cornwall, the route takes you through barley fields, fishing villages and the chance to stop off at the exact location where the hit TV show Doc Martin was filmed. Whether it’s a hike across the hills at Exmoor National Park or a stroll along the sandy beaches of Cornwall; The Atlantic Highway should definitely be a road trip to consider.
The Atlantic Highway is just one of the many road trips available in the UK. With plenty of planning and research, a simple break in the UK can be turned into the holiday of a life time.