The UK best road trip to enjoy in your car hire! Part one

You think you know the country around you yet how well have you travelled her land, how well do you know the curves of her shoreline, the breathtaking beauty of her nature and the sights and sounds from her highest peaks and the darkest caves? This road trip will change your views.

Day 01 – The sights along the English Channel

The White Cliffs of Dover. Image courtesy of Richard Murrin Art on Visual hunt / CC BY

Taking the A2 /M2 out of London, steer your car hire towards one of Britain’s earliest churches and World heritage site Canterbury Cathedral. The church has welcomed pilgrims since the middle ages and remains one of the most visited locations in England seeing more than a million visitors pass through its doors each year. After you’ve toured the historical place of worship head on towards the charming coastal town of Dover with a stop along the way to savour the majestic White Cliffs. Keep an eye out for congestions caused by the ferry crossing to France.

Brighton. Image courtesy of visit.brighton on Instagram

Next, take the A259 and head towards Brighton. The drive there may take longer however you’ll be happy to have extra time to drink in the stunning views outside your window including the stunning Sussex Heritage coastline and the Hastings castle.
Stop for the night at Brighton. Don’t miss out the great live music at the Old Market and the resort towns more popular attractions like Brighton Pier, Brighton Dome, the Royal Pavilion and more!

Day 02 – See one of the seven medieval wonders of the world

New Forest. Image courtesy of matt_pinner on Instagram.

Drop in at New Forest National Park which stores a wealth of flora and fauna amongst its vast heathlands. See native ponies frolic about or take in the sites of deer, squirrels and a variety of birds. If you’re up for something more athletic, go on a hike, cycling or engage in watersports.

Stonehenge is not to be excluded so drive turn onto the A36. Once you’ve seen the unusual stone structures of Stonehenge, head towards one of Britain’s three primary shingle structures, Chesil Beach.

Jurrasic Coast. Image courtesy of marktowning on VisualHunt.com / CC BY

The shoreline forms part of Jurassic Coast which is a UNESCO heritage site. You’ll pass the beautiful town of Lyme Regis, the Beer Quarry Caves and the Dinosaur Fossil Museum. Spend the evening familiarising yourself with the stunning coastline around you.

Day 03 – Toward Land’s End!

St Michael’s Mount. Image courtesy of stmichaelsmount on Instagram

Stop by the many treasure cultural sites of Devon, and Cornwall en route to lands’ end, Cornwall alone hosts many interesting attractions so if you have the time, spend a day exploring Cornwall. You’ll pass gems like The Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount, Dartmoor National Park and Lizard point which is the most southern point in England. Leave your car and enjoy the views of the wild Celtic once you reach Land’s End. Are you feeling peckish? Quench your thirst and silence your hunger at a cosy eatery around the corner at the town of St Ives.

Tintagel. Image courtesy of Giuseppe Milo (www.pixael.com) on VisualHunt / CC BY

Keep driving until you reach the village of Tintagel which is rumoured to be the birthplace of legendary King Arthur. The folktales revolving around King Arthur take root in the town of Tintagel so if you’re a history buff, a historical tour around the village may do your soul a wonder of good! The former Roman settlement of Exeter will make a great overnight stop. Steeped in history, Exeter is filled to the brim with heritage sites and ancient buildings.

There’s more to locations to add to our exciting road trip. Stay with us for part two, and let us know if we’ve missed important areas that should be on this list!