Nine things that make a memorable road trip

It’s summertime and you want to plan that journey of a lifetime.

But what will make it a trip to remember?

If you’re thinking about a road trip this summer, we don’t blame you, the UK has some of the most stunning roads with compelling landscapes that create the perfect backdrop.

And here at Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental, we can help you decide on your next trip.

Whether you’re hiring a car for a family road trip or flying solo for a short getaway, we’re proud to offer expert vehicle hire to customers from all over the world.

With more than 35 branches across the UK, we can also provide hourly hire and hassle-free online booking; we always aim to make our rental service as simple as possible for our customers.

So, once you’ve sorted your ride, it’s time to hit the open road.

Below, we’ve listed nine things that will help make sure your next road trip is a memorable one.

Driving along the coast

Think spectacular cliffs, sandy beaches and sea views for days. This is a simple way to take that road trip to the next level.

Apart from the stunning views, if you’re a seafood fan, then you’ll most likely find some great food stops on the way, too.

Mountain views

However, perhaps you prefer the mountain views. And who could blame you?

From Snowdon to Ben Nevis, you’re not short of options when it comes to driving through some of the most famous mountains in the UK.

Good weather

This might be a given, however, unfortunately, it’s not always one that can be guaranteed in the UK – even in summer.

Always check the forecast to try and take advantage of when the sun is shining. And if it is raining, why not use it as an excuse to pull over and explore your surroundings?

Quaint villages

One of the best things about a road trip is being able to discover and explore new places.

And throughout the UK, you’ll find a number of villages that are so pretty and quaint you’d think they belong on a postcard.

But it’s not just their looks which makes them so appealing, many of them have a rich history with a thousand stories to tell.

Who you travel with

Sometimes it's not about where you're going, but who you're going there with.

Whether it’s your friends or family in the car with you, it’s a chance to spend some quality time together.

Who doesn’t love an old-school game of eye-spy, some chit chat and cheesy songs when they’re on a road trip?

Seeing a significant landmark

Speaking of games, it’s always good to keep an eye out for some famous landmarks when you’re in the car.

Whether it be the Angel of the North or a famous church or cathedral, it’s always fun to see something up close for the first time.

Stopping at viewpoints

Sometimes you just need to stop and take it all in. On your road trip, make sure you take the time to pull over and experience some of the gorgeous views that you’ll most likely see en route.

Driving through a national park

There are 15 national parks across the UK, which are free to visit any time.

If you visit one of the UK's national parks, then you'll be sure to discover natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.

Passing colourful fields

If you’re looking for that Instagram-worthy picture then this might be the ideal backdrop. At this time of the year, some of the colours will be stunning and that snap will be sure to impress your social media followers.

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