• UK road trip: Dorset to Cornwall

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    It's golden beaches, epic views and fine seafood all the way along this lazy week-long route from the Jurassic Coast to foodie Falmouth
    More road trips: Anglo-Scottish Borders | coast to coast Weymouth beach is broad and sandy and the colour of turmeric; a proper bucket-and-spade beach. Hire a deckchair, watch the Punch and Judy show or head up to the Victorian Nothe Fort for views across to the Isle of Portland and the Jurassic Coast. This is a pleasant way to spend a day before heading for Cornwall on a route that wanders through west Dorset and south Devon on slow-mo roads that hug the...
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  • UK road trip: northern England from coast to coast

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    Crossing three national parks and the Pennines, it goes without saying that this one-week route is a stunner, from Scarborough all the way to the Lake District
    More road trips: Anglo-Scottish Borders | Dorset to Cornwall It's worth getting up early in Scarborough : this is the east coast and dawn can be spectacular. The town spreads around two broad bays with a promontory in between, topped by the castle - Brontë fans will want to go up there via St Mary'schurchyard, where Anne is buried. South Bay is the earlier settlement: the harbour is a joy to explore and early birds who have an...
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  • UK road trip: the Anglo-Scottish border

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    There's so much dramatic scenery and history on this week-long itinerary that crisscrosses between Scotland and England several times, taking in castles, beaches and wildlife
    More road trips: Dorset to Cornwall | coast to coast The Anglo-Scottish border is a place of wild beauty, with a rich, poetic and bloody history. This is the land of the reivers, fierce clans of brigands who, from the 13th century until the Union of the Crowns in 1603, were to this region what the Apaches were to the US-Mexican frontier. Carlisle 's Tullie House Museum has an excellent permanent exhibition about them.
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