There are so many amazing sights that must be seen to be truly appreciated throughout the UK, with luxurious Audi dealership Vindis on hand to detail how you can see many of them by following their guide of the UK’s standout countryside routes:

Gateway to the Highlands

Location: The Scottish Highlands

The start: Glasgow

The finish: Fort William

The distance: 108 miles

Keep an eye 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

Castle to Castle

Location: Northumberland

The start: Alnwick

The finish: Lindisfarne

The distance: 26.4 miles

Keep an eye 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

Location: Yorkshire Dales

The start: Cloggerby Rigg, Richmond

The finish: Penn Lane, Hawes

The distance: 6.9 miles

Keep an eye 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

Location: Yorkshire Dales

The start: Hornby

The finish: Ribblehead Viaduct

The distance: 15.5 miles

Keep an eye 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

Location: Lake District

The start: Kendal

The finish: Keswick

The distance: 38.6 miles

Keep an eye 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

Slate Country Under Snowdon

Location: Snowdon National Park, in Wales

The start: Blaenau Ffestiniog

The finish: Llanberis

The distance: 27.5 miles

Keep an eye out for:

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

Winding Roads of the Cotswolds

Location: The Cotswolds

The start: Cheltenham

The finish: Stratford-upon-Avon

The distance: 32.7 miles

Keep an eye 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

Location: Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The start: Bridgwater

The finish: Cheddar Gorge

The distance: 19.2 miles

Keep an eye out for:

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

The Atlantic Highway

Location: North Cornwall coast

The start: Barnstaple

The finish: Newquay

The distance: 76.2 miles

Keep an eye out for:

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

Causeway Coastal Route

Location: Northern coast of Northern Ireland

The start: Londonderry

The finish: Belfast

The distance: 130 miles

Keep an eye 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