Me and 2 friends would like to plan a three day road trip from Peterborough to Edinburgh and want to do there and back in three days visiting as many places as possible.

Any suggested routes would be great. I would like to work the Yorkshire dales in there somewhere.



2 Responses to “What’s the nicest scenic route from Peterborough to Edinburgh to drive over 3 days?”

  • David S:

    Yes I’d drive through rural Lincolnshire – mostly flat but there are some beautiful areas; visit the city of York, The Yorkshire Dales, The North York Moors National Park, Whitby (a coastal town in North Yorkshire),
    the Northumbria National Park, the town of Berwick Upon Tweed, Lindisfarne Island.
    You’ll find lots of links to these places on Google

  • Eurotraveller:

    Instead of zooming up the A1, why not take the A15 via Lincoln and the Humber Bridge and take in Beverley en route to York. Not perhaps scenic but all cities worth seeing.

    Then go west on the A59 through Knaresborough and Harrogate to Bolton Abbey and up pretty Wharfedale and over the top into Wensleydale. Could even take in a bit of Swaledale further north.

    From there you could either head northeast via Richmond to Durham and from there up the Northumberland coastal route (Warkworth, Berwick) and then via a stretch of the A1, round via and Dunbar and North Berwick on the East Lothian coast and so to Edinburgh.

    Alternatively, if hills are more your thing than coastline, go from Swaledale up Arkengarthdale and then over the Stang to Barnard Castle in Teesdale. From there you could continue over into Weardale at Stanhope and then join the A68 at Carterway Head south of Corbridge. OR, you could drive right up Teesdale from Barnard Castle to Alston, thence down South Tynedale to Hexham and again join the A68. This is the picturesque route to Edinburgh via Carter Bar and the Scottish Borders.

    Hope some of these ideas appeal.

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