Scotland’s North Coast 500 has beaten The Coastal Way in Wales and The Jurassic Coast from Poole to Lyme Regis to be crowned the UK’s most epic road trip.
Taking 68 percent of the vote, Scotland’s North Coast drive was crowned the best drive by British motorists, according to Dacia’s new study.
The top three drives were joined by Cheddar Gorge through the Mendip Hills and the Causeways Coastal Route, running between Belfast and Derry Londonderry.
The study of 2,000 Brits, has uncovered the ultimate UK road trips, with over nine in 10 (96%) stating that the UK has the world’s best drives. The longlist was created by a panel of top travel experts which was then put to a public vote to identify the best UK road trips.
The UK’s ultimate top 10 road trips
1. The North Coast 500 route starting from Inverness, Scotland
2. The Coastal Way, Wales
3. The Jurassic Coast, from Poole to Lyme Regis
4. Cheddar Gorge through the Mendip Hills
5. Causeways Coastal Route, Belfast to Derry/Londonderry
6. Kendal to Keswick In the Lake District
7. The Cotswolds to Bath
8. Cat and Fiddle route (A53 then A54 followed by the A537) in the Peak District
9. Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire
10. Snowdonia’s Llanberis Pass, Wales
Dramatic landscapes, coastal beaches, and country roads all make up the most important factors for Brits when planning a road trip.
But, the time of year is also key to most Brits, with 37 percent voting autumn as the most beautiful time to hit the road and explore Britain with the changing colours of the leaves, as well as the cooler weather and avoiding tourists are the top reasons Brits prefer it.
To celebrate the nation’s most desirable road trip locations, Dacia, is launching a limited-edition range of car air fresheners. Scents include Scent-sational Highlands, The Coastal Whiff, Eau de Gorge-ous and The Jura-scent Coast.
Sarah McCartney of 4160 Tuesdays said: “Scents are the perfect way to encapsulate the beauty of Britain. No matter where you are, the smell of these air fresheners will instantly transport Brits to the beautiful road trip locations our nation has to offer.”
Luke Broad, Dacia UK Brand Director, said: “The UK is the ultimate playground for adventurous motorists. There’s nothing quite like the refreshing aroma of the rolling hills, coastal wind and, er, cheese, to get you in the road trip mindset. Our custom range of air fresheners bring the essence of Great Britain’s favourite destinations right into your car. It’s Dacia’s take on the ‘new car smell’.”
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