If you’re looking for the best places to go on your next road trip I’ve got you covered. From bustling cities to beautiful scenic spots like Somerset, if you’re planning a road trip just be sure to take some car insurance (check out chill.ie for more information).
Here are some of my favourite places to visit:
This is a great place to head for a road trip, although you’ll need to concentrate since the route also includes the B3135 which is full of hairpin turns and bends (the views more than make up for it). This is just 10 miles from Bristol, and you can check out the Cheddar Caves, head to the Strawberry Line Path for a bike ride or take the kids to play mini golf at Cheddar Crazy Golf.
The Glens of Antrim
Located in North Antrim, this area has a number of attractions to choose from, including Camfunnock Country Park where you can camp and enjoy a number of activities and events, and Ballycastle which is a good place to stop and watch the boats in the fishing harbour. Of course the much-photographed Giant’s Causeway is here as well, and this UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-visit.
You’ll need to time this one right if you’re hoping to visit Ireland’s largest racing festival, but if you do happen to be in the area you’ll be rubbing shoulders with approximately 250,000 people over the 7 days that the races run. If you like to bet, you’ll love the Galway Races, and you can also get out and about and explore some of the many other attractions in Galway while you’re there.
Dublin is becoming a city to watch as more and more expats spread the word about the many things to do and the relaxed pace of life. Many different literary figures have lived in Dublin over the years, so consider taking the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl to learn more about some of the famous writers who called Dublin home, including Oscar Wild, Michael Collins, James Joyce and Brendan Behan.
Edinburgh is a gorgeous city, so be sure to bring a camera. You’ll also need some good walking shoes since many of the streets are steep. Grab a hot toddy in one of the many pubs, take the Harry Potter tour to learn all about J.K Rowling and to see where she got her inspiration and wrote many of the books, and head out for a night on the town where you’ll see just why the Scottish are so fun to party with.
The architecture here is incredible, so don’t miss St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and the main square which is home to the Christmas festival each year.
As you can see, there are many different places to visit on your next road trip, depending on which direction you’d like to travel in, and how much time you have.