Luxurious Audi dealership Vindis has put together this guide of the UK’s most breath-taking countryside routes so that you can take in many of the country’s awe-inspiring sights while enjoying a road trip around the British Isles:

The Atlantic Highway

Where?

North Cornwall coast

Start at:

Barnstaple

Finish at:

Newquay

Number of miles covered:

76.2 miles

What will I see?

  • Some of the UK’s most breath-taking coastlines
  • Constantine Bay
  • Bedruthan Steps
  • The picture-perfect lighthouse located at Trevose Head

Drive into Cheddar Gorge

Where?

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Start at:

Bridgwater

Finish at:

Cheddar Gorge

Number of miles covered:

19.2 miles

What will I see?

  • Cheddar Gorge; the deepest gorge in the UK
  • 27 magnificent limescale cliffs
  • The tourist village of Cheddar

Winding Roads of the Cotswolds

Where?

The Cotswolds

Start at:

Cheltenham

Finish at:

Stratford-upon-Avon

Number of miles covered:

32.7 miles

What will I see?

  • Stratford-upon-Avon; birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • The tranquil green hills of Cotswolds
  • Views of meadows filled with wildflowers, sheep pastures and woodland for as far as the eye can see
  • A collection of traditional English villages
  • The historic town of Chipping Campden

Views of the Lake District

Where?

Lake District

Start at:

Kendal

Finish at:

Keswick

Number of miles covered:

38.6 miles

What will I see?

  • The Lakeland fells
  • Lake Thirlmere and Lake Windermere
  • Countryside which helped inspire both William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The village of Grasmere, home to two of Wordsworth’s former houses

Journey Under the Ribblehead Viaduct

Where?

Yorkshire Dales

Start at:

Hornby

Finish at:

Ribblehead Viaduct

Number of miles covered:

15.5 miles

What will I see?

  • Views of the Yorkshire Dales for miles and miles
  • The 400-metre-high Ribblehead Viaduct; a listed Scheduled Ancient Monument that was constructed in 1870 and has featured on the big screen with a cameo appearance during the Harry Potter film series

Buttertubs Pass

Where?

Yorkshire Dales

Start at:

Cloggerby Rigg, Richmond

Finish at:

Penn Lane, Hawes

Number of miles covered:

6.9 miles

What will I see?

  • Cliff Gate Road; a route which starts with a steep climb before opening up to a series of fast descents and tight corners
  • The deep limestone potholes or Buttertubs

Castle to Castle

Where?

Northumberland

Start at:

Alnwick

Finish at:

Lindisfarne

Number of miles covered:

26.4 miles

What will I see?

  • Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Castle
  • Lindisfarne Nature Reserve
  • A collection of fishing villages, picturesque market towns, rolling hills, rugged moorland and sandy beaches
  • Lindisfarne Priory

Gateway to the Highlands

Where?

The Scottish Highlands

Start at:

Glasgow

Finish at:

Fort William

Number of miles covered:

108 miles

What will I see?

  • Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe and Loch Lomond
  • The Trossachs National Park
  • The Black Mountains
  • Rannoch Moor
  • Glen Coe and its surrounding volcanic mountain scenery
  • The Three Sisters
  • Ben Nevis

Slate Country Under Snowdon

Where?

Snowdon National Park, in Wales

Start at:

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Finish at:

Llanberis

Number of miles covered:

27.5 miles

What will I see?

  • A landscape of slate slag
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns
  • Swallow Falls
  • The towering Pen-y-Pass — otherwise known as Llanberis Pass
  • Mount Snowdon

Causeway Coastal Route

Where?

Northern coast of Northern Ireland

Start at:

Londonderry

Finish at:

Belfast

Number of miles covered:

130 miles

What will I see?

  • Northern Ireland’s famous and magnificent coastal scenery
  • No less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Glens of Antrim, the Causeway Coast and the cliffs of Binevenagh
  • A series of tiny and peaceful villages

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