Top 4 most scenic drives in the UK

Top 4 most scenic drives in the UK

When you think about a summer trip, most people’s minds drift off to ideas of sunny Spain, Greece or any other beach destination, but you will be surprised just how beautiful the scenery you have close to home is, or should we say, right on your doorstep!

The UK is home to some of the most scenic drives there are, and if you’re not planning on going away this summer, why not take one of our daily hire or flexi-hire vehicles for a spin to one of these locations and enjoy the gorgeous views?

North Coast 500 - Scotland

You've heard of the famous Route 66 in America, right? Well, this is exactly that but in Scotland. Most people don’t know that us Brits have this right on our doorstep, and it’s just as (or dare we say) if not more beautiful. Not to mention it’s quite a bit shorter and cheaper to do, making it the perfect summer getaway for anyone who loves the idea of a scenic road trip!

Spanning 500 miles of rugged coastline and winding through the Scottish Highlands, this iconic route takes you through charming villages, ancient castles, and dramatic seascapes. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking stunning vistas, the NC500 promises an unforgettable journey filled with scenic beauty and rich Scottish heritage.

Kendal to Keswick - The Lake District

The Lake District has long been thought of as one of the gems of England, full of mountainous landscapes, beautiful blue lakes, quaint villages and more! And if you’re from the North like we are and you’re looking for a quick trip that’s slightly closer to home, this could be exactly that! This 30 mile drive is one of England's favourite scenic routes and it’s not hard to understand why. On this delightful drive you'll pass through Lake Windermere, the village of Grasmere and the reservoir of Thirlmere. Perfect if you love hiking, watersports or a good stroll in nature!

Ribblehead Viaduct - North Yorkshire

Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire is a marvel of Victorian engineering set in the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park. This iconic structure spans the length of the Ribble Valley with its 24 magnificent arches, offering a glimpse into our industrial past and showcasing stunning views of the surrounding moorland that spread for miles. Whether you're interested in impressive feats of engineering, drawn in by the local lore, or simply enjoy the beauty of the gorgeous landscape, Ribblehead Viaduct is a memorable drive!

The Atlantic Highway - England

The Atlantic Highway is perfect for anyone whose ideal trip is the beach. This coastal route winds through some of the country's most stunning landscapes along the north coast of picturesque Cornwall and Devon. Known for its dramatic cliffs, golden sandy shores, and quaint fishing villages, this scenic road trip offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean at every turn. So why not take one of our hired vehicles and spend some time exploring famous landmarks like Tintagel Castle, which is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, and enjoy fresh seafood in Padstow and Bude?

Feeling the urge to pack your bags and hit the road? Don’t miss out on a summer escape! Now is the ideal time to savour the scenery the UK has to offer. And what better way to do so than with us at Intack Self Drive! With more than 50 years of experience to our name, we offer a wide range of cars, vans or minibuses available to rent for daily hire or flexi-hire. No matter what kind of road trip you have in mind, whether it's just you or a large group of friends or family, we've got the ideal vehicle for you. And if you're not sure what you need, no problem - we're always here to help! You can browse the best hire deals right here on our site or give our friendly team a call at 0125457811 and we’ll help set you up with the perfect four-wheel match for your trip!

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