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Jurassic Coast named UK’s best road trip for summer 2022 – see the full list

A new study has revealed the best UK road trips for summer 2022 with the Jurassic Coast topping the list.

Hoping to inspire Brits to hit the road and explore the best of the UK, experts at Moneybarn have conducted research to reveal the UK’s most recommended road trips.

They took into account factors such as driving routes and reviews on TripAdvisor, accident data, social media statistics, hours of sunshine and tourist attractions, giving an overall road trip score.


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The UK’s best road trips for summer 2022

The Jurassic Coast has been revealed as the UK’s best road trip. Photo: PA

The Jurassic Coast came in at number one, making it the UK’s best road trip. The South Coast coastline scored highly for its scenic views, being a hit on TikTok and Instagram, as well as one of the sunniest spots.

The North Coast 500 was close behind, scoring 7.6 on the road. The Scottish route was also highly rated for its scenic views, demand and interest, and the most number of tourist attractions, with 286.

Two of the top five road trips are Scottish, with the North Coast 500, Glen Lyon (6.6) coming in third.

Wales and Cumbria were also in the top five with Horseshoe Pass (6.09) ranked fourth and Wrynose Pass fifth (5.89).


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Top 10 road trips in the UK

Dorset Echo: Jurassic Coast scored an overall road score of 8.42.  Photo: PAThe Jurassic Coast scored an overall road score of 8.42. Photo: PA

These are the top 10 car rides according to Moneybarn, including the overall car ride score of each location.

1. Jurassic Coast – 8.42

2. North Coast 500 – 7.6

3. Glen Lyons – 6.66

4. Horseshoe Pass – 6.09

5. Wrynose Pass – 6.05

6. A149 Great Yarmouth – 5.98

7. Gospel Pass – 5.94

8. Le Coig – 5.86

9. Island Road – 5.79

10. Epping Forest – 5.71

For more information, visit the Moneybarn website.