Here at Uncover Britain Road Trips, we have used our know-how and years of road-tripping experience to create some of Britain’s best road trips. The UK offers history and heritage, beautiful coastlines, sweeping landscapes, rugged mountains as well as quaint villages, lovely market towns and bustling cities to explore. The perfect UK road trip offers a mix of these things and someone for everyone to make a memorable break.
1. American Roots in the Heart of England
This road trip is based around Cotswold, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Drive through the beautiful Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds - both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can admire the inspirational landscapes that stirred and motivated internationally celebrated poets, painters and composers.
ith this road trip you can follow in the footsteps of the Dymock Poets including Robert Frost and Rupert Brooke. Dymock is a small, quintessential village nestled on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
Learn more about John Singer Sargent and his time at Broadway in the Cotswolds along with his artistic and literary friends. Also in the Cotswolds, see the landscapes that inspired T.S Eliot to write his masterpieces. Explore the rolling Malvern Hills and follow in Elgar’s footsteps to see where he lived and composed his well renowned music. This road trip also includes following in the footsteps of Edward Winslow and tells the story of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.
There's sure to be lots to interest the discerning history and culture enthusiasts on this interesting road trip.
2. Great West Way: Houses & Gardens
The Great West Way® is a 500-mile route that runs between Bristol in the South to London and is based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England.
This is one of Britain's best road trips, that focuses along parts of the route - covering England's finest palaces, castles, stately houses, country parks and manicured gardens. Within this driving route, follow where Royalty past and present have walked.
This route includes spectacular Windsor Castle and the famed, organic gardens at Highgrove - home to H.R.H The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Crammed with choices of homes to visit, many of England's finest stately homes to be found.
3. Mayflower & Pilgrims Footsteps Road Trip
This road trip will take you on a journey of the fascinating story behind the Mayflower voyage and the origins of the Pilgrims. Uncover the story of the ship that transported English Separatist passengers across the Atlantic more than 400 years ago.
This is the story of why they made the journey to a new promised land and what stirred and motivated the Pilgrims to establish the Plymouth Colony in 1620.
Visit places that shaped the narrative of what was to follow. Discover the places where the Pilgrims were born, worshiped and lived. Learn why they decided to take the journey.
Explore Edward Winslow's Worcestershire, travel to the northern pilgrim villages and journey to Eastern England for a failed first attempt and subsequent jailing.
This road trip culminates at the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth as the final destination.
Taking a themed road trip in the UK, connects the stories behind the people, the places and the landscape, so you can make a deeper connection and uncover your own Britain.