On a mission to travel down Britain’s best driving roads? Check out these luxury hotel packages, perfect for a pit stop.
Plas Dinas Country House
Luxury boutique county house hotel set on the coast in the foothills of Snowdonia, with impressive, individually furnished bedrooms, restaurant serving real home cooking. and traditional lounge area serving afternoon tea and cakes.
🚗 The ‘EVO’ Triangle: Named after the performance car magazine, this challenging 20 mile route in North Wales, formed by the A5, A543 and B450, offers stunning views and great driving with its combination of hills & tight corners.
The Lodge on Loch Lomond
A unique destination hotel located on the beachfront at Luss, only 30 minutes drive from Glasgow, and enjoying magnificent panoramic views over Scotland’s favourite loch. Most of the stylish rooms offer stunning views of the loch, as does the award winning 2 AA rosette restaurant. With a vast range of activities, this is the perfect location for a relaxing or activity filled break.
🚗 Glasgow to Fort William : This breathtaking 140 mile road trip follows the A82 from Glasgow into the Scottish Highlands, a journey of approximately 3 hours, taking in some amazing views on the way of Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and Ben Nevis – the tallest mountain in the British Isles.
The Horn of Plenty
Set within 5 acres of gardens overlooking the Tamar Valley, this privately owned and managed romantic country house hotel offers chic, character bedrooms and a 3 AA rosette fine dining restaurant, renowned as one of the best restaurants in Devon. Recently refurbished, and a with a new restaurant terrace, it’s an ideal base for exploring Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley, and the Devon coastal villages.
🚗 Dartmoor National Park : Take the B3212 from the cathedral city of Exeter, which will take you right across the middle of Dartmoor via Moretonhampstead. Switching to the B3357 at Two Bridges, then following the signs for Tavistock, you’ll experience fast sweeping bends and undulations in a landscape of stunning views, granite tors, deep wooded valley with fast flowing rivers, and rugged open spaces. Watch out for the Dartmoor ponies & sheep!
The Devonshire Arms at Beeley
Located on the stunning Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is the kind of country Inn that dreams are made of. A short drive from Chatsworth House, the Inn and its 18 beautiful en-suite bedrooms blend an idyllic village setting with contemporary comfort. The award winning dining will make your stay truly memorable.
🚗 Cat & Fiddle: Taking you from Buxton in Derbyshire to Macclesfield in Cheshire, this challenging route, named after the pub at the summit, takes less than 30 minutes. Starting off on the A53, then joining the A54 followed by the A537, the route features a series of dramatic bends with steep drops to the side, and stunning views of open moorland.
The Eastbury Hotel
This family-run boutique hotel, located in historic Sherborne, features a 2 AA rosette restaurant, terrace dining with views of the stunning walled garden, a newly opened spa with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and gym, and is superbly located for located for local attractions and to explore West Dorset & Somerset.
🚗 Cheddar Gorge: One of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the UK, with its dramatic cliffs and extraordinary stalactite show caves, this 14 mile route through the Cheddar Gorge starts in Cheddar & ends in Ashwick, taking about 30 minutes, the B3135 winding through rocky outcrops as it climbs its way into the Mendips.
Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa
Set on a private 10 acre estate in the rolling Northumbrian countryside, this luxury hotel offers stylish guest bedrooms, sumptuous fine dining in its 2 AA rosette restaurant, and excellent leisure facilities, with swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room & treatments. Just 45 minutes north of Newcastle and close to the coast, it’s perfect for a romantic break away.
🚗 Northumberland : The 90 mile drive from Alnwick to Kielder water takes in some spectacular scenery and some superb driving roads. We’d allow some time to stop off at the gorgeous castles, towns & villages along the way.
Nestled between the North Yorkshire moors and the famous northern coastal town of Whitby, Grinkle Park offers an elegant 4* country house setting from which you can explore all the area has to offer. The hotel’s 21 bedrooms combine traditional 4* luxury with contemporary comforts while the Conyers restaurant offers elegant dining, all set within lush grounds that are bursting with colour and character.
🚗 North Yorks Moors : This undulating 21 mile drive along the A169 from Pickering to Whitby takes in some spectacular moorland, with the promise of a breath of sea air at the end and perhaps traditional fish & chips?
The Bush Hotel Farnham
Situated in the heart of the historic town of Farnham and surrounded by the beautiful Surrey Hills, the Bush is the perfect blend of the old world and the new. With original 15th century features, roaring fires, luxurious bedrooms, and a wide range of menus, the Bush prides itself on being a friendly, family-owned hotel.
🚗 South Downs: Starting at Chichester, this 50 mile route will take you through some of England’s most lush countryside, with superb views and picturesque villages. Heading out of Chichester on the A286, pick up the A272 at Midhurst, & head west to historic Winchester.
Set in its own ten acre woodland estate, Langley Castle’s 7ft walls provide a tranquil refuge from today’s hustle and bustle. With a 2 AA rosette restaurant, sumptuous bedrooms and suites, and wonderful grounds, it’s perfect for a romantic getaway or as a base to explore Northumbria & Hadrian’s Wall. North East Hotel of the Year 2018.
🚗 Hexham to Penrith: Spanning 38 miles between Cumbria & Northumberland along the A686, this route passes through the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the first part of the route climbing the Hartside Pass to Alston, England’s highest market town. Just 800 cars use this A road daily, making it on of England’s quietest roads.
Traditional elegance meets unfussy, down to earth friendliness at this stunning lakeside hotel. Wrapped in beautiful gardens and peaceful woodland with far reaching views over Ullswater and the fells beyond, guests will find generous, comfortable bedrooms and traditional fine dining in The Regency restaurant.
🚗 Penrith to Keswick: Take the A66 from Penrith to Keswick, then the B5289 to Seatoller along the edge of Derwentwater, taking in the wonderful views across the lake. Take the Honister Pass through the top of Buttermere, as it dips and twists, but be careful : this is essentially a single track road, and has no margins other than rock streams, dark lake, and rocks.
Achray House Hotel
Located on the banks of Loch Earn, set in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and providing exquisite views as well as a range of activities right on the doorstep, Achray House Hotel is an ideal base to explore the Southern Highlands. The hotel offers sumptuous fine dining in the restaurant, individual bedrooms, and breathtaking scenery.
🚗 A821 Aberfoyle to Callander: Known as the Duke’s Pass, this road cuts through the heart of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs national park. Only open between March & October, it is one of the quietest roads in western Scotland.