Top 9 Road Trips in your Motorhome
9 of the Best Road Trips to give you a taste for the Open Road with your
Motorhomes give us the freedom to discover some of the most beautiful locations in the UK – and there are lots to choose from! If you’re looking for some inspiration for where to hit the road this year from the comfort of your motorhome, here is our top pick of the best road trips and destinations that should be on your list.
Often considered the ultimate road trip, if you haven’t yet ventured into the Scottish
Isles, you are missing a treat! With views to take your breath away you’ll wonder if
you’ve entered another world. There are driving routes to suit just about any
adventure-seekers taste, budget and age group.
Be sure to pack the camera, hit the road in spring or summer and check out some of
these highlights: North Coast 500 route, Fife Coastal Route, Argyll Coastal Route,
Isle of Skye…the list goes on.
Find out more: https://www.visitscotland.com/about/themed-years/coasts-waters/
This is a particular favourite with some of our customers – the Northumberland Coastal Route is a gateway to picture perfect villages, spectacular views and arguably, some of the best food you’ll find in the North East.
Swap cities for castles and enjoy Northumberland’s picturesque coastline of some 30
miles, offering a variety of attractions for intrepid road trippers. Driving across the
causeway you’ll find the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne (you can also walk across)
and just off the coast the Farne Islands host an incredible nature reserve which is
home to seals, puffins and seabirds. What are you waiting for?
Highlights: Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham, Morpeth,
Alnwick, Seahouses, Farne Islands
Find out more and check tide times for the causeway:
From the heather of the North Yorkshire moors to the dramatic coastlines, is there
anywhere else like England’s largest county, often referred to as ‘God’s own county’?
Start your adventure in the city of York, and journey towards the Scarborough
coastline, taking in the quaint towns and villages along the way. From Scarborough
you find yourself right in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. But the fun
doesn’t need to stop there – head along the coast for the most spectacular rugged
countryside, rocky cliffs, glorious stretches of white sand and quaint fishing villages.
Heading inland you’ll experience Herriot country which boasts some of the most
beautiful countryside in the UK and is the perfect base to explore both the dales and
Highlights: Scarborough, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby, Filey, Ripon, York,
Northallerton, Ravenscar, Bridlington, Flamborough…to name just a few!
Find out more https://www.yorkshire.com/
Devon and Cornwall
Another favourite among many four-wheel adventurers, Cornwall and Devon are
renowned for show-stopping beaches, spectacular moorland, harbour villages and
endless places to stop and take it all in. With a reputation for fantastic food and drink, heading to the west country is a firm favourite for families and couples. There are countless options for road trips from a few days to a few weeks – plenty of time to decide if it’s cream first or jam first for the incredible cream teas!
A few highlights include: Dartmoor, Eden Project, Kynance Cove and Lizard Point,
Minack Theatre, Padstow, St Ives, Penzance, Mousehole, St Michael’s Mount…to
name a few.
Find out more: https://www.visitcornwall.com/ and https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/
If you haven’t yet explored North Wales in your motorhome, you may well consider
this a hidden gem. As you wind through the mountainous wonders of North Wales,
you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere more breathtakingly beautiful and steeped in
history. If walking and outdoor adventures are your thing, this one is for you…but keep it to yourself!
Highlights: Denbighshire, Snowdonia, Anglesey, Chester
Find out more: https://www.gonorthwales.co.uk/
Northern Ireland – causeway coastal route
You don’t need to be a fan of the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ to appreciate what
you’ll discover on a road trip in Northern Ireland. The real landscape offers just as
much drama as anything you’ll see on screen: the famous Giant’s Causeway
(Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge are
two star attractions, and the stunning walk along the Causeway Coast Way between
the two sights takes in dramatic cliff views and broad sweeps of sand which is
certainly a sight to remember. Touring the Causeway Coastal route is perfect to do
by motorhome. After a busy day’s sightseeing kick back and relax with a
Highlights: Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Belfast (where the
legendary ocean liner Titanic was built), Old Bushmills Distillery, Glenarm Castle,
Cushendun Caves, Rathlin, Dunluce Castle, Portrush and Portstewart.
Find out more: https://www.ireland.com/en-gb/articles/tripideas/causeway-coastalroute/
Lake District, Cumbria
There’s nothing like motoring through the Cumbrian countryside knowing you’ve got
the freedom to explore with all the comforts of home on board. Much like Scotland,
it’s regarded as one of the ultimate road trips to do, whether for a short break or to
kick back for a couple of weeks. It’s only been a few years since the world-famous
Lake District was officially recognised for its incredible beauty, stunning scenery,
abundant wildlife and cultural heritage by receiving World Heritage Site status.
Windermere and Grasmere are well known places to stop for a while in the Lakes but
it’s also worth checking out Coniston, Langdale and Ullswater.
To explore more of Cumbria beyond the Lake District, highlights include: Carlisle and
Hadrian’s Wall, Eden Valley and North Pennines, Morecambe Bay, Western Lake
Find out more: https://www.golakes.co.uk/
Bath and beyond
Bath is a perfect weekend break or day trip getaway from London but there’s no
reason why you can’t explore Bath and nearby sites by motorhome.
Bath itself hasn’t changed a great deal since the time of Jane Austen and of course if
we’re talking history, you’ve got some incredible sites to choose from – the Roman
Baths are a must but explore a bit further and within motoring distance you’ll find;
Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Roman Ruins of Calleva Atrebatum, and Lacock
Find out more: https://visitbath.co.uk/
Norfolk – broads to beaches
We may be a little biased but from beaches to broads, Norfolk and surrounding areas
of East Anglia are pretty special and make ideal short or long breaks in your
For many, a visit to Eastern England involves our incredible coastline. Miles of clean,
golden and sheltered beaches for summer fun – in North Norfolk alone you’ll enjoy
vast, gorgeous beaches – the last scene of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ was filmed on
Holkham Sands. With internationally important nature reserves, picturesque market
towns, amazing birdwatching and the fabulous seaside resorts – it’s perfect for
escaping the hustle and bustle.
And of course, let’s not forget the Norfolk Broads, where 125 miles of lock-free
waterways mingle amongst reeds and marshes. You might think that this national
park is off-limits for touring with a motorhome but fear not, you’re all welcome.
Highlights: North Norfolk coast (Holkham Hall, Blakeney Point, Wells-next-the-sea,
Cromer, North Walsham, Cley, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham), Norwich, Norfolk
Find out more: https://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/
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Wherever the road takes you this year, safe travels and enjoy your motorhome
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