There’s no better way to experience the timeless elegance of the United Kingdom than through its scenic paths. Beachside road trips along Australia or motorcycle tours through Indian thoroughfares are exciting, but a British journey showcasing the best of its history and modernity is something else. Trains used to be the main mode of transportation for most travellers and commuters looking to get around Britain. Unlike dwindling roads and twisting lanes, these railways got you from point A to B. However, driving can be a different kind of fun too. You might risk getting a bit lost, but what’s an adventure without going off the beaten path every now and again?
The UK may have blessed us with The Beatles, Jane Austen, and afternoon tea, but it’s so much more than that. Beyond the usual attractions like Stonehenge, there are many other destinations to visit and experiences to be enjoy.
Add these breathtaking stops from London to Edinburgh to your road trip itinerary.
Stratford-upon-Avon is the hometown of none other than William Shakespeare. Among classic cottages and old school gardens, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre sticks out with its modern elegance. The Guardian details that the building is an amalgamation of various styles — from gothic to art deco — into a cohesive whole. Here, you can catch innovative performances of Shakespeare’s works come to life.
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The Beatles Story
Not to be missed by any Beatles fan or music buff, The Beatles Story on Albert Docks documents the band’s history through a comprehensive exhibit. It takes fans on a journey from John and Paul’s days as The Quarrymen, to their meteoric rise as one of the most important bands of the century. You’ll even find a Beatles statue outside.
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For a blast from the past, stop by the beautiful Conwy Castle. This incredibly preserved 13th century gem is located right by a surreal river bank, making it a sight to behold. It stands as a picturesque example of the “concentric” style of castle architecture, as it was first built for King Edward I.
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Sports fans will be pleased to see the iconic Goodison Park on this list, which is located two miles from Liverpool City Centre on one side of the famous Stanley Park. It has a capacity of more than 40,000, although some how it managed to fit in a record attendance of 78,299 during a 1948 match. Going to the UK wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the Premier League, and fortunately Everton are steeped in history. While the ground is from the biggest football stadium, it is renowned for its unbridled atmosphere on match days.
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Peak District National Park
The Peak District is incredibly vast. Here, deep valleys are peppered with magnificent rock formations. It’s a geological haven and a surefire way to catch a breath of fresh air. While you’re there, you can enjoy many activities like cycling, and walking while being at one with nature and the surrounding wildlife.
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As the capital of Scotland, this city is a tourist favourite. It’s a delightful blend of old and new, and is teeming with cafés, shops, and spectacular urban views. It is especially renowned for its architectural history, having been recognised as a World Heritage Site in 1995. Don’t forget to walk the famed Royal Mile along Old Town, and make your way to the quintessential Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyrood for the complete Edinburgh experience.
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By Sophia Lila