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Great British Drives: Anglesey

Where? Around Anglesey When to drive it? Spring/summer Essential stop? Red Wharf Bay Perfect stay: Chateau Rhianfa, Beaumaris In Great British Drives Anglesey is a must. All the drives in our series feature dramatic scenery but North Wales moves breath-taking to a new level. The combination of mountainous countryside and only light traffic means the […]

Great British Drives: the Cotswolds

Where? Bourton-on-the-Water to Chipping Campden When to drive it? Spring/Summer Essential stop? Broadway Tower Perfect Stay: Charingworth Manor, Chipping Campden If anywhere wants to claim to be one of the most beautiful Great British Drives it will have to do battle with the Cotswolds. This route takes in some of the most picturesque towns and […]

Great British Drives: The Wash

Where? Boston to Cromer When to drive it? Winter/Spring Essential stop? Henry Blogg Museum Perfect Stay: Captains House, Cromer, Norfolk Say Boston and many will instantly think of the city on the US east coast. However, it gets its name from Boston in Lincolnshire, the starting point for a version of Great British Drives that […]

Great British Drives: Yorkshire Dales

Where? Settle to Richmond When to drive it? Winter Essential stop? Buttertubs Pass Perfect stay: The Punchbowl Inn, Low Row, North Yorks To see another side of our green and pleasant land, try a Great British Drive in the Yorkshire Dales in the winter months. The mornings can be crisp and the winds chill but […]

Great British Drives: Somerset

Where? Somerset When to drive it? Summer/Autumn Essential stop? Tropiquaria Perfect Stay: The Langbury, Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead Being an island makes Britain unique among its European siblings in many ways. One of them is that it’s possible to drive from coast to coast with ease in multiple parts of the country. For a combination […]

Great British Drives: Suffolk

Where: Suffolk When to drive it: Autumn Essential stop: Fishing for crabs at Southwold Perfect stay: The Crown, Southwold As our Indian Summer continues and the sun heads off the more typical grey autumnal days, Suffolk is the perfect destination for families who want to unwind and grab some precious, undivided time together. 

Great British Drives: Inverness, Scotland

Where: Inverness When to drive it: Summer or autumn Essential stop: The Cairngorms and Loch Ness Perfect stay: The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore Sat in the northern reaches of Scotland, Inverness may look like it’s a long way from anywhere but it’s actually the gateway to some of the most scenic spots Scotland has to […]

Great British Drives: The Sussex coast

Where: Sussex, where the South Downs roll into the sea When to drive it: Any season Essential stop: Brighton Pier and Chichester Perfect stay: Crab & Lobster, Pagham Harbour If your idea of a great drive requires a good view, then the perfect drive in Sussex has to begin at one of the most majestic […]

Great British Drives: Cumbria

Where: Cumbria – Bluebells, Romans and railways When to drive it: Spring Essential stop: Allen Banks Perfect stay: Crown Hotel, Wetheral, Carlisle In our Great British Drives series we’ll be showcasing fantastic family days out by car. In this first piece we go to the north Pennines, Cumbria and Northumberland for a 70-mile round trip […]

Great motoring ways to spend the Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are on the first weekend in June. Ahead of it, Britain is basking in the knowledge that we get a four-day weekend to help Her Majesty celebrate. But what are you going to do during it? Below we outline five great motoring ways to spend the long bank holiday weekend. […]

Five brilliant European drives that will thrill you this summer

British drivers are being encouraged to embrace motoring abroad after Green Flag outlined five brilliant European drives. The campaign comes as research reveals that 32 per cent of Brits avoid driving abroad. The language barrier, local drivers, and reading road signs puts us off driving in foreign countries. Nick Reid, head of transformation at Green […]