12 of the best road trips in the UK and Ireland

It’s time to put those tyres to the test and celebrate our love of the open road.

Everyone loves the thrill of the open road - especially if it involves a scenic drive through the beautiful British countryside.

Most of us are dreaming of summer trips away - but rather than stepping on a train or aeroplane, why not make the most of your driving credentials?

[Read more: The driving route that showcases Scotland at its scenic best]

To help you on your way, here’s their pick of the best road trips you can take around the country. From traversing the Snake Pass that slithers through the Peak District, to discovering the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, there are countless option to explore and discover.

The only problem is choosing which road trip to embark on first!

1.  A82 Glencoe - Lanarkshire and Dunbarton, Scotland

2.  The Wild Atlantic Way - Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Cork, Ireland

3.  Black Mountain Pass - Powys and Monmouthshire, Wales

4.  Buttertubs Pass - Yorkshire, England

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5.  The Evo Triangle - Denbighshire, Conwy and Gwynedd, Wales

6.  A686 from Penrith to Haydon Bridge - Cumbria and Northumberland, England

7.  The Snake Pass - Cheshire and Yorkshire, England

8.  The Dark Hedges - County Antrim, Northern Ireland

9.  Cheddar Gorge - Somerset, England

10.   The Wicklow Mountains - Wicklow, Carlow, Wexford and Dublin, Ireland

11.   Abergwesyn Pass - Powys, Wales

12.   Bealach Na Ba - Wester Ross, Scotland

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