See many of the UK’s most magnificent sights by following this guide of the county’s standout countryside driving routes complied by luxurious Audi dealership Vindis:

Castle to Castle

Where in the UK?

Northumberland

Starting point?

Alnwick

Finishing point?

Lindisfarne

Distance to cover?

26.4 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Castle
  • Lindisfarne Nature Reserve
  • A collection of fishing villages, picturesque market towns, rolling hills, rugged moorland and sandy beaches
  • Lindisfarne Priory

Buttertubs Pass

Where in the UK?

Yorkshire Dales

Starting point?

Cloggerby Rigg, Richmond

Finishing point?

Penn Lane, Hawes

Distance to cover?

6.9 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Cliff Gate Road; a route which starts with a steep climb before opening up to a series of fast descents and tight corners
  • The deep limestone potholes or Buttertubs

Journey Under the Ribblehead Viaduct

Where in the UK?

Yorkshire Dales

Starting point?

Hornby

Finishing point?

Ribblehead Viaduct

Distance to cover?

15.5 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Views of the Yorkshire Dales for miles and miles
  • The 400-metre-high Ribblehead Viaduct; a listed Scheduled Ancient Monument that was constructed in 1870 and has featured on the big screen with a cameo appearance during the Harry Potter film series

Views of the Lake District

Where in the UK?

Lake District

Starting point?

Kendal

Finishing point?

Keswick

Distance to cover?

38.6 miles

What should I look out for?

  • The Lakeland fells
  • Lake Thirlmere and Lake Windermere
  • Countryside which helped inspire both William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The village of Grasmere, home to two of Wordsworth’s former houses

Winding Roads of the Cotswolds

Where in the UK?

The Cotswolds

Starting point?

Cheltenham

Finishing point?

Stratford-upon-Avon

Distance to cover?

32.7 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Stratford-upon-Avon; birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • The tranquil green hills of Cotswolds
  • Views of meadows filled with wildflowers, sheep pastures and woodland for as far as the eye can see
  • A collection of traditional English villages
  • The historic town of Chipping Campden

Drive into Cheddar Gorge

Where in the UK?

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Starting point?

Bridgwater

Finishing point?

Cheddar Gorge

Distance to cover?

19.2 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Cheddar Gorge; the deepest gorge in the UK
  • 27 magnificent limescale cliffs
  • The tourist village of Cheddar

The Atlantic Highway

Where in the UK?

North Cornwall coast

Starting point?

Barnstaple

Finishing point?

Newquay

Distance to cover?

76.2 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Some of the UK’s most breath-taking coastlines
  • Constantine Bay
  • Bedruthan Steps
  • The picture-perfect lighthouse located at Trevose Head

Slate Country Under Snowdon

Where in the UK?

Snowdon National Park, in Wales

Starting point?

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Finishing point?

Llanberis

Distance to cover?

27.5 miles

What should I look out for?

  • A landscape of slate slag
  • Llechwedd Slate Caverns
  • Swallow Falls
  • The towering Pen-y-Pass — otherwise known as Llanberis Pass
  • Mount Snowdon

Gateway to the Highlands

Where in the UK?

The Scottish Highlands

Starting point?

Glasgow

Finishing point?

Fort William

Distance to cover?

108 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe and Loch Lomond
  • The Trossachs National Park
  • The Black Mountains
  • Rannoch Moor
  • Glen Coe and its surrounding volcanic mountain scenery
  • The Three Sisters
  • Ben Nevis

Causeway Coastal Route

Where in the UK?

Northern coast of Northern Ireland

Starting point?

Londonderry

Finishing point?

Belfast

Distance to cover?

130 miles

What should I look out for?

  • Northern Ireland’s famous and magnificent coastal scenery
  • No less than three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Glens of Antrim, the Causeway Coast and the cliffs of Binevenagh
  • A series of tiny and peaceful villages