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When people plan road trips, they generally jump to the assumption that you have to do one across the U.S.A. Sure, there’s a lot more coverage of people doing trips across America. Route 66 alone is world famous! But you should always bear in mind that you can do a road trip closer to home. Why not try a road trip across Great Britain? Here’s everything you need to organise to make this a success!
Deciding where to go
If you take a quick look at Every Road on Earth by Easycar, you’ll quickly realise that you’re probably not going to be able to travel every single road in Britain. To do so, you’d end up travelling a further distance than if you were to actually drive to the moon. So, you’re going to have to be selective of where you go. Here are just a few brilliant locations to consider.
Let’s start our to-visit list with the U.K’s capital – London. Now, you’re bound to find something here to suit almost anyone’s tastes. There are so many things to do in London that often people who have lived there for their entire lives still haven’t managed to make their way around all of the tourist attractions! Prepare yourself for historic sites, fine dining, museums, and art galleries galore! If you do choose to visit London on your road trip, you might want to leave your car in a secure location outside of the city’s centre, as congestion charges will apply and you’re likely to get caught up in heavy traffic. Hop between major tourist sites with the city’s public transport links such as the tube, train, and bus.
Birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is definitely somewhere you’re going to want to visit if you’re a fan of the Fab Four. There’s a Beatles Museum, the world famous Cavern Club, and all sorts of extra themed attractions, such as the Magical Mystery Tour, which takes you around John, Paul and George’s childhood homes on a replica bus, as well as passing by the places referenced in famous songs like Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane.
Why not incorporate Scotland into your trip? Edinburgh’s main tourist sites include the stunning Edinburgh Castle and various Harry Potter tourist sites (the city inspired J K Rowling’s books, and it’s easy to see how once you get there). There are also some wonderful hidden gems to watch out for, such as the city’s cat cafe and the stand-out nearby joke shop which draws customers through its confusing doors throughout the day.
Choose your travel buddies
Of course, you can do this alone. Travelling solo can be liberating. However, travelling with another individual means that you get to share driving responsibilities and can also bond, making a friend for life. If you’re going to be travelling for an extended period of time, remember that things can easily get pretty intense. You’ll be together at all hours of the day, so you need to pick someone whose company you are comfortable in. Choose your travel companions wisely, as they can make or break your trip!
These are just a few things to consider when planning a road trip of the United Kingdom. So, get planning!