Scottish Road Tops Scenic List

Thu 16th Mar 2023

Taking the scenic route has long been a passion for many thousands of British drivers, but what is actually the most scenic route of all?

Drivers in the UK were asked to name their preferred routes, and the North Coast 500 in Scotland came out on top of the list.

This incredible 500-mile circular route, which begins and concludes at Inverness Castle, offers some breathtaking views along the way, and it takes drivers all the way to John O'Groats, which is the most northern point in the United Kingdom.

Other breathtaking routes in the United Kingdom include Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, Snake Pass in Derbyshire, and the A591 road from Kendal to Keswick in the Lake District. However, this route, which includes both mountains and coastlines, was voted the most breathtaking.

The B3306 in Cornwall, which runs from St. Ives to St. Just, and The Black Mountain Pass in the Brecon Beacons in Wales both made it onto the list of the top 10 finest roads in the United Kingdom.

The list was published to celebrate the return of Car S.O.S. which was back on our screens last week.

“The research has highlighted some of the most spectacular locations to drive in the UK, celebrating some of the roads we should all enjoy at some point in our lives,” said Car S.O.S. presenter Tim Shaw.

“The North Coast certainly feels a worthy winner with its absolutely spectacular scenery.

“However, as a Yorkshire lad myself, the Snake Pass will always have a special place in my heart.

“Getting behind the wheel and creating memories with those closest to you, in breath-taking locations such as these, can never be a bad thing.”