See The Sights On A UK Road Trip

A road trip around the British Isles may not sound as cool as a journey along Route 66 in the USA or the coastal road from Los Angeles to San Francisco, but given the history and culture of the UK it can be a seriously interesting odyssey. Here are some of the must-see sights along the way.

St Michael’s Mount (Cornwall)
A picturesque island located off the southern coast of Cornwall, St Michael’s Mount provides an impressive photo opportunity and a chance to soak up some of the atmosphere of this unique county. A man-made causeway allows you to visit the mount, so you can get up close and personal.

Stonehenge (Wiltshire)
An ancient, mystical landmark that is familiar to millions, Stonehenge attracts visitors from all over the world. The iconic collection of stones is steeped in prehistoric lore, and remains one of the strangest places in the whole kingdom. There are several opinions about why and how it was built, and this uncertainty continues to inspire more and more theories. During the summer solstice, one of the best things to do is to lease a small van and spend a few days close by.

The Angel of the North (Tyne and Wear)
Anthony Gormley’s sculpture is instantly recognisable from photographs and television, of course, but you can’t appreciate its splendour properly until you’ve seen it for yourself. The 20-metre high steel structure has distinctive wings stretching 54 metres across, and has become a fitting symbol for a region that has been undergoing extensive regeneration in recent decades.

The Giant’s Causeway (Antrim)
To first-time viewers, the Giant’s Causeway is one of the strangest sights in the whole world. Around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns combine to form an amazing vista which serves to remind us just how old our amazing planet actually is. The province of Northern Ireland has many stunning sights, but this is surely the jewel in the crown.
Loch Ness (Scottish Highlands)
A strange and mysterious place, Loch Ness is synonymous with its most famous possible resident. While it’s unlikely that the famous monster even exists, a visit to this beautiful body of water is still enough to chill the spine ever so slightly. Nessie, as she is affectionately known, has made several supposed appearances over the years, but there is little real proof to make a definite decision. Having said that, the loch is over 220 metres deep, so you never know…

David Rice has been writing about the charms of Great Britain for many years, and works for a company that specialises in car leasing. UK
visitors would be well advised to extend their holidays to make sure they see everything the country has to offer.

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