A Very British Roadtrip
There’s so much to see and do on a driving holiday from Scotland to London – you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The breathtaking scenery and dramatic weathers of Scotland have always left a hefty travel stamp in the hearts of those who have enjoyed a trip here, specifically a road trip. Getting on the road and making way for the border, southbound, is fun and there’s plenty to see and do on the way. Starting our journey in Bonnie Dundee, the sunniest of all UK cities, we got set for a lengthy drive to London.
A spot of sightseeing is always recommended on a trip of this length, and once close to Stirling we had clear views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Take a brisk turn off the A9 and within 10 minutes explore these sights. Stirling Castle is one of the largest castles in Scotland with stunning Renaissance architecture, and the Queen Anne gardens are spectacular. Entry prices start from just £15.
Passing down through Glasgow and Lockerbie we stopped off at Gretna Green. Accessed from the A74, this beautiful village in Gretna,
Dumfries and Galloway, is renowned for romantic young lovers fleeing for marriage. It’s steeped in history and just 10 minutes from the borders of England. Visit the Famous Blacksmiths Shop where couples have come to marry since 1754. Feel the magical charm of this place from the minute you enter. Audio-visual displays bring to life the drama of Gretna Green runaway weddings and there is also a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artefacts from the days when couples crossed the border to take advantage of Scotland’s lenient marriage laws.
Cross the border to England and you’re into the beauty of the Lake District and with over 900 places to stay here why not consider a pit stop overnight? There’s plenty to see. Now a World Heritage Site, you’ll witness Scafell Pike, the area’s highest mountain, and Wastwater, the deepest lake, or visit thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere. The tea rooms here are second to none!
Scafell Pike Looking from Fife to Dundee
Stirling Castle Rollercoaster Restaurant Wallace Monument Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna