Robert's Road Trips
Founder and Director, Robert Kidd, is passionate about cars and seeking out the very best places to drive for spectacular scenery.
Take up his recommendations and experience superb open-road driving. Bring your own car, or why not try something different by hiring a special vehicle? British Classics, a convertible sports car or a luxury saloon; from Minis to Ferraris, we offer them all. If you book a driving holiday with us, rest-assured that we know the very best places of character to stay along the route – from castle hotels to cosy inns and welcoming guest houses. Every self-drive holiday comes with a personalised itinerary including Robert’s tips and recommendations of where to stop for the most fabulous views, which turning to take for an interesting diversion and where to enjoy the tastiest, freshest lunches.
Driving Holidays in Scotland
It would be remiss to talk about driving holidays in Scotland without mentioning the North Coast 500, the country’s answer to Route 66. Traditionally beginning in the highland capital of Inverness, you can then either travel clockwise or anti-clockwise. No matter which you choose, the scenery along the way will be utterly mesmerising. From the rocky mountains of Torridon to geographical extremes at Dunnet Head and John o’Groats – not to mention the famous Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle), with its series of exhilarating hairpin bends – this is a touring experience you will never forget. Whether you want to travel slowly, take a hop over to Orkney or treat yourself to a more premier experience, we would be delighted to help.
Scotland is home to countless islands which are perfect to discover by car. Either take your own vehicle and travel across the sea by ferry, or take to the skies and hire a car on arrival – no matter your preference, we can make it happen. From the wilds of Orkney and Shetland to the tranquillity of the Outer Hebrides and the easily-accessed, charming islands of Mull and Skye, we will provide tried and tested recommendations no matter where you are heading, to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
Driving Holidays in Ireland
If Ireland is your preference, two coastal touring options will provide remarkable, yet entirely different experiences. The most famous driving route in the Emerald Isle is by far the Wild Atlantic Way, which meanders some 1,500 miles from Cork in the South to Donegal at the very tip of the country. Our carefully crafted itineraries highlight different sections of the route, ensuring you can soak up every experience and explore every squiggly signpost detour without rushing from place to place. Take a foodie-centric tour, experience the wilds of Connemara or venture to the mystical Irish islands, there is so much to see.
For those seeking a trip in the North, the Causeway Coast is an undiscovered gem – make sure you visit while it is still a best-kept travel secret. This land of giants, castles and islands is also home to world-class beaches, the most welcoming inns and guesthouses, and delicious cuisine. It is easy to book-end some time in the fascinating, diverging cities of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry to any trip along this fabulous coastline, too – just let us know and we will be delighted to help.
Driving Holidays in England
The driving opportunities in England may be lesser known, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t well worth a trip. Rugged mountain passes in northern England include beautiful vistas of the Lake District, snake through the Yorkshire Moors and arrive at the coast to sparsely populated Northumberland with its multitude of castles and long sandy stretches.
Heading to the very south of the country and experience its dazzling coastline on a road trip to remember. Devon and Cornwall are picture-perfect destinations, dotted with cute villages and the wildest moorland, not to mention the National Parks that call it home. Hop into your vehicle of choice and discover the landscapes that have inspired artists and writers for generations with their fascinating culture and beauty.
Driving Holidays in Wales
An underexplored tourist destination, Wales has packed some of the UK’s best driving routes into its relatively small topography. Countless medieval castles pairs with cute coastal towns, towering peaks mountains with jaw-dropping cliffs. Snowdonia National Park is home to 2,000km of immense, breathtaking scenery and superb slate-covered mountains – perfect to uncover behind the wheel, with the Llanberis Pass being a real highlight of any drive. Venture further south and drive the Black Mountain Pass through Brecon Beacon’s National Park, and then onwards towards the vast, and often empty beaches of the enticing Gower Peninsula.