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Scenic drives through BritainBack

RoadTrip1New research reveals Brexit has led more than 1.5 million Brits to holiday in the UK this year.

Research conducted by Kwik Fit, an automotive servicing and repair company, has revealed that the country’s decision to vote for Brexit has had an immediate impact on many people’s holiday decisions. A survey of more than 3 million people, who had holiday plans for the rest of the year, say those plans have now changed.

Results of the survey revealed that more than 1.5 million Brits say that Brexit has led them to holiday in the UK instead of going abroad, whilst 850,000 people are now going abroad as opposed to staying in the UK. A further 900,000 people are no longer going on holiday at all this year.

Of the Brits that decided to holiday within the UK following Brexit, instead of going abroad, their main reasons for doing so are around cost, either opting for a cheaper holiday due to concerns around the UK’s future economy (40%), or saying that travelling abroad is now more expensive (39%).

If you’re considering a holiday in the UK this summer, or even a day trip out in your car, Trusted Dealers has listed some of the most scenic drives within the UK not to be missed.

Scotland:

A82 towards Glencoe: You won’t find more dramatic views from the driver’s seat than this, and your passengers won’t have a bad view either! Follow the 1-in-3 ascent with hairpins and narrow single-track sections towards the reward – the Applecross Peninsula. Be aware, the route gets pretty busy in peak season.

Inverness to Nairn circular: A wonderful two day drive by the coastline alongside Lossiemouth, then heading inland past distilleries and castles, as well as heading into the Cairngorms National Park. Look out for the picturesque Dulsie Bridge off the A939 on the return trip to Nairn.

England:

B4632 Cheltenham to Stratford, Cotswolds: A former A-road along the edge of the Cotswold Hills, this route has now been downgraded to B-road status, so used less, but its relatively wide and well-surfaced. William Shakespeare’s home town marks the finish of this glorious stretch of road, which carries the traveller through 35 miles of classic Bard country.

Kendal-Keswick (A591) – Lake District: Described by many as “the best drive in Britain” the only road running straight through the Lake District National Park is truly spectacular with natural beauty a rife. You’ll pass Windermere, Grasmere and Thurlmere on the way, plus dozens of majestic peaks.

Wales

A4069 Black Mountain Road, Powys: The Black Mountains can be found in the West side of the Breacon Beacons National Park. The Black Mountain road has become very popular since it was featured on BBC’s Top Gear, with Jeremy Clarckson driving the AMG SLK along this route. This route has some of the best corners, and the road twists, dips and climbs through the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Merthyr Tydfil: This road stretches much of the length of Wales and is the ideal route to take in roadside beauties such as the Coed-y-Brenin Forest before climbing 1,170ft to the summit of the bleak Oerddrws Pass in the Cambrian Mountains.

Northern Ireland

A2 Portrush to Ballycastle: Previously described as “one of the world’s great drives, rides, walks or cycles”, the western section of the Antrim Coast Road takes in Dunluce Castle and the Giant’s Causeway, and why not stop for an ice-cream at Maud’s in Ballycastle en route!

The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney: This magnificent avenue of beech trees was planted in the 18th-century but has more recently become known as one of the filming locations in the television series Game of Thrones, in which they represent the King’s Road – well worth a visit.

 

 

Posted by Leana Kell on 15/07/2016