The Perfect Vacation – With a Twist

April 22, 2013
Perfect Vacation

The time has come to go on your much-awaited vacation, and the question is: Where are you planning to spend it? There are countless vacation packages that you can consider taking. However, if you are planning on a unique experience, why not add a twist by opting to go on a vacation road trip? As the saying goes, the journey is more important than the destination.

Here are five vacation road trips you can do in UK – check your vehicle is in good condition, swot up on the rules of the road, pop your Sat Nav in, and go for it!

Dartmoor National Park

If you are a fan of the outdoors, one of the best options that you have is traveling to Dartmoor National Park. On the drive there, you are sure to get a spectacular view of the country. You might even want to make a stop at a pub and have a drink or two. The location provides a lot of opportunities to see wildlife in various landscapes. Take pictures of foxes, butterflies, lizards, and skylarks. If you are adventurous enough, you might want to spend the night camping.

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge is a picturesque limestone gorge located nearby Cheddar village in Somerset, England. Cruise through the splendid gorge and be amazed at the sights. It is also home to Britain’s oldest skeleton, known as the ‘Cheddar Man.’ Take a break from your long drive by visiting two of the gorge’s main caves that are open to the public. The caves consist of rock formations and caves that are just a marvel to look at. The site is full of other tourist attractions, too.

Invergarry to Skye

No matter what season in which you choose to take your vacation, you will never be disappointed when you take the road from Invergarry to Skye. Prepare to see flocks of sheep during the summertime and snow-capped mountains when you travel in the winter. You are sure to enjoy the picturesque Scottish landscape.

The Cat and the Fiddle

Located between Buxton, in Derbyshire, and Macclesfield, in Cheshire, The Cat and the Fiddle boasts scenic views that overlook Manchester. It is a zigzag road named after the popular inn that can be found at the summit. The Cat and the Fiddle Inn is considered the second-highest inn in the whole of England. Consider spending a night or two there to get away from your busy life and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Norfolk Coast

This wonderful location is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is a protected landscape in Norfolk. Go on a morning or afternoon drive and enjoy the majestic view of the sun by the seaside. Enjoy sand dunes, marshes, and cliffs that will make you feel like you are truly one with nature. The coast consists of different areas, and you are sure to find a place of relaxation.

So, the next time you are planning a vacation, you might want to consider going on a long drive instead. It is a chance for you to enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer without having to spend much. Whether you enjoy the views of a countryside, or want to marvel at the pristine waters of the sea, you are sure to find something that you will love.


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