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The 5 best UK roads to drive on

The 5 best UK roads to drive on

Driving in the UK can be an absolute pleasure. With lush green fields and architectural delights to enjoy along the way, there are some roads in the UK that are simply made for driving along.

If you’re looking for a road trip, here are the 5 best roads to drive on in the UK.

The A82 - Glasgow to The Highlands

This road is known as the gateway to the highlands as it takes you all the way from Glasgow to the Scottish highlands. The stunning scenery is a real highlight of this road and you’ll be able to take in the views of Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, and the mighty Ben Nevis. 

There are plenty of beautiful mountains and lakes to enjoy in this neck of the woods and the road has many stop-off points and lay bys where you can hop out for a picture. The whole road takes about three hours to complete, but expect to go a little slower in colder conditions as the bendy roads can be treacherous. 

The B3135 - Cheddar Gorge

You will find this road located in Somerset, just South of Bristol. It’s most famous for the incredible views of Britain’s deepest gorge - Cheddar Gorge. The road itself heads all the way up to the Mendips through rocky roads and tight bends.

It’s not for the faint-hearted but the views are worth the drive. Once you get to the top of the gorge you will find that the road opens out and invites you to soak in the views.

The A286 to A272 - South Downs

If you’re a city dweller in need of some fresh air and fields of green grass, then the South Downs is ideal. Nestled between Chichester and Winchester, this route is full of gorgeous countryside and rolling hills that are just a stone’s throw from both London and Brighton.

If you enjoy mooching around picturesque villages and want to enjoy a stopover or weekend getaway then there are some lovely pubs and inns located on this road too.

The A57 - Peak District

The area known as The Snake Pass is the point where the A57 crosses the Peak District, offering some incredible views. It’s nestled between Manchester and Sheffield and on a clear day, you can see beautiful views of Manchester.

Be warned though, this route has many winding paths and has a bad accident record. To avoid getting into danger, drive carefully and avoid driving this road in bad weather conditions.

The B3306 - St. Ives

No UK driving tour would be complete without a trip to Cornwall. This driving road follows the sea from St. Ives to St. Just and offers some stunning village views and plenty of places to stop off for a Cornish cream tea.

It’s a tight, twisty road with lots of bends, so it’s not for the nervous driver! The stunning views over the sea are not to be missed though, so take this route slowly but be sure to check it out.

If this article has got you excited about driving in the UK, then be sure to check your tyre pressure before a long journey with our helpful guide. You can also take a look at our full selection of car care products to help you prepare for a big driving trip.