The 3 best UK road trips you can take this Christmas

The 3 best UK road trips you can take this Christmas

A Christmas road trip is a much beloved pastime for many of us in the UK, so if you’re planning to hire a car or hire a minibus for your own this year, you’re in exactly the right place. Here at Intack Self Drive, you’ll find great deals on car hire, van hire, and minibus hire, and with over 45 years of experience behind us, you can be sure that we won’t be beaten on price or quality of service.

So, if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on where to head for your Christmas road trip, we’ve got a couple of recommendations for you!

Scotland to see the Northern Lights

For the best chance of spotting the Northern Lights, you’ll need to head as far North as you can (shock). Aim for the Shetlands, Orkney or the Caithness peninsula, or Dunnet Head for the best chance of catching a glimpse of the lights. Alternatively, follow the A9 along Scotland’s eastern coast via Aberdeen and Inverness, with a stop at John o’Groats. The Northern Lights truly are a sight that can only really be experienced properly in person, and Christmas really is the best time to go and see them. So, get your family in the car, stick on your Christmas hits playlist and head up to Scotland for a couple of days and take in the gorgeous scenery.

Narnia at Castle Howard

Castle Howard is a stunning stately home at the very edge of the North York Moors National Park. Each year, they celebrate Christmas by putting on a Narnia themed attraction from mid-November to the beginning of January. The attraction is the perfect family day out, and features breathtaking theatrical set pieces that transport you into the mystical world of Narnia. What’s more, given the location of the attraction, you can always head out to explore the expansive woodland and valleys of the Yorkshire moors, and enjoy the serene views as you hike through one of Britain’s most popular national parks.

Riverside views in Shrewsbury

If you’re looking for a more laid back, relaxing Christmas road trip experience, then why not take your own adventure around the West Midlands for a scenic tour of historic towns and icy rivers? Along the way, stop off in the tranquil, heritage town of Shrewsbury and experience the numerous winter celebrations that take place during the festive season. Check out Shewsbury Market Hall for a bite to eat and explore a collection of unique Christmas themed stalls, and for any history buffs out there - the town is absolutely brimming with history that can be experienced on a guided tour.

So, those are our top picks for the best road trips that you can take this Christmas, and if you’re in need of a vehicle to get you there, we’ve got you covered. Here at Intack Self Drive, we can provide you with reliable rental vehicles to suit your needs. Our fleet now spans over 300 cars, vans and minibuses, so whether you’re a business owner looking for vehicles to meet your company requirements, or just a private customer looking to rent a vehicle for your Christmas road trip, you can count on us to have exactly the right vehicle at exactly the right price. Feel free to give us a call on 01254 57811, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!

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