Best Sightseeing Tours in the UK
Are you sitting in your office, daydreaming of green hills and medieval castles, planning that long-awaited trip to the UK? If you are, the best way to discover the sights of the UK is definitely by road. Touring around the country in a minibus will give you all the freedom you could want. Here are some of the best sightseeing tours in the UK we recommend for your road-trip:
Oxford and the Cotswolds:
Oxford is ‘the city of dreaming spires’, housing the oldest English-speaking university in the world, and the home of both academics and royalty for over 800 years. This is the perfect place to go if you only have a few days, as it is only an hour and a half from London. You can make a stop in this picturesque city and then continue on through the Cotswolds. Enjoy exploring the quaint villages, with thatch-roofed, honey-coloured stone houses. Drive through endless, abundant farmland, lush woodlands and wildflower meadows. If you wish to hop out of the van and enjoy the country air for a bit, there are 3000 miles of footpaths in the Cotswolds to explore, making it number one in our best sightseeing tours.
Devon and Cornwall:
The dramatic coastlines of Devon and Cornwall stretch for more than 530 miles in the south west of England. Drive along the coast at your leisure, stop at fishing villages, search for fossils underneath towering cliffs on the Jurassic Coast, or even have a dip in the sea on the ‘English Riviera’. At the very bottom of Cornwall you can visit ‘The Lizard’, which is the most southerly tip of Great Britain. However, if you don’t feel like having a wind-blown hike along the coast, there are plenty of local delicacies to sit and enjoy, such as fresh fish, farm-made cheese, small-batch beers, or maybe a famed Cornish pasty.
York and the Lake District:
The northern English city of York is steeped in history, and is the ideal start for this tour. York is enclosed by 13th century walls, with the Gothic cathedral of York Minster rising up in the centre of the muddle of narrow, medieval streets. From York, you can tour up through the Yorkshire Dales towards the Lake District. The Lake District is England’s largest National Park, and is popular for all kinds of adventure sports. You could hike the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, or water-ski on the largest lake, Windermere. The beautiful landscape has inspired many creatives, you can even visit Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm, where she wrote her famous children’s books in the 19th century.
Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands:
A particularly adventurous tour would be visiting Scotland, and of course you cannot go there without seeing Loch Ness. The loch is obviously famous for the enigmatic Loch Ness monster, which was first photographed in 1933, but the lake is impressive in its own right as well. It is the largest lake by volume in the British Isles, containing more freshwater than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. To get there you could start your tour in Edinburgh and then drive up through the Highlands. The Highlands are a sparsely populated, heather covered wilderness, shrouded in a brutal history. Get ready for stunning views of mysterious lochs and rugged mountains on your journey.
To begin your adventure through the UK, you will need transport, and Wyatt Coaches are the perfect choice. We are a leading minibus and coach hire firm in the South Yorkshire area, covering Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield. Our minibus hire service can cater groups of 8 to 16 passengers, and we ensure that they are comfortable for long journeys and have plenty of storage space.
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