The UK is an awesome place to visit, and the best way to see the most unforgettable sites is to have the freedom of your own vehicle. Being involved with a tour group means that you will only see what the tour leader wants you to see and eat where the tour stops for a meal. You don’t have the choice of selecting the fine UK hotels with the ancient charm and modern amenities. When you travel by car, you have the luxury of staying a little longer in a special place or just taking your time to enjoy the wonderful British afternoon tea experience.
With a good guide book, you can find the most interesting places to eat and to spend the night. If you decide to arrive to the UK by air and pick up your vehicle from the airport, which is not a bad idea at all, many airports in the UK offer rental options on site. Just make sure you book in advance so avoid unnecessary hassle in the airport.
These are six of the most unforgettable things to see on your road trip. Keep in mind there are many more, but these are the six that you will remember always.
Your Neolithic ancestors built Stonehenge which is one of the wonders of the world. It is the most famous prehistoric monument in Europe. The ancient landscape can be explored on foot and the Neolithic Houses hold the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visiting the world-class exhibition centre with 250 ancient objects will also bring you face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
THE TOWN OF LAVENHAM IN SUFFOLK COUNTY
Lavenham is reputedly the finest small medieval town in the UK. This town with all of its award winning places to eat, wonderful galleries and shops and the great festivals is a must see on any tour of the UK’s best places. Lavenham was once the most famous wool town and Henry VIII ranked it the fourteenth wealthiest town in the UK. More than 300 buildings are listed as being of historical and architectural interest. The Swan Hotel is a striking feature on High Street. Art galleries, a host of shops and restaurants make this town very tourist friendly. Dining at the Lavenham Swan Hotel is a truly unforgettable experience with a beautiful lounge or garden to enjoy your after-dinner drink or desert. Lavenham was home to the Lavenham Airfield which became famous during WWII as the allies point of the strongest attack on Germany by air.
STRATFORD UPON AVON
This quaint town is the birthplace of Shakespeare and this historical site is where you can find Shakespeare’s birthplace which is the most frequently visited literary site in the UK, and you can even see the room he was born in. The Nash House is the site where Shakespeare retired to. It is now a beautiful garden with a house nearby that exhibits items from Shakespeare’s later years. The home of Shakespeare’s mother, the Mary Aden House, is a beautiful Tudor house located in the town. The Holy Trinity Church is a beautiful medieval church where Shakespeare is buried. No visit would be complete without taking in a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
THE CITY OF BATH
This town is home to the world famous Roman Baths fed by a natural hot spring, and it is the only such place in the world. Once the recreation of luxury for the rich and famous, this historical site has been preserved for visitors to see. Visitors can now lunch in the famous Pump Room after they drink from the Bath’s natural hot waters.
THE YORK MINSTER CATHEDRAL
This cathedral is one of the most impressive cathedrals in the UK. Located in York in Northern England this cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. It was built over a period of 242 years.
This beautiful area is home to the Eden Project which is one of the most exciting projects in the UK. This complex houses 100,000 plants in two giant transparent domes, and each dome creates different global conditions. The area of Cornwall offers the drive of a lifetime through quaint villages and along the sea passing by beautiful gardens in the spring of the year. Cornwall is an enchanting place to visit but only by car. The National Geographic Magazine identifies the drive as one of the world’s “Drives of a Lifetime.”
THE CONCLUSION ABOUT YOUR ROAD TRIP
You will enjoy the memories of unforgettable experiences and sites you never knew existed. You will be able to recall your trip with vivid memories of the historical and current sites of phenomenal interest that will last a lifetime. You will know that you created this trip without any help from a tour guide.