11-Day Road Trip in England and Scotland from London to Preston, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Manchester

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Embark on an unforgettable 11-day multi-country road trip across England and Scotland! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like London, Camden Town, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Cambuskenneth sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 7 nights in England and 3 nights in Scotland.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of England, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of London and begin your adventure from there. Explore London, Camden Town, Westminster, Kensington, Richmond, Eton, Cheapside, Preston, Dockray, Manchester, Castleton, and Leavesden, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Scotland. Immerse yourself in the allure of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Skinflats, and Larbert, where every street tells a story.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across England and Scotland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 11-day self-drive adventure in England and Scotland. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in England and Scotland.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Leavesden
Kensington
Eton
Cambuskenneth
Skinflats
Castleton
Richmond
London, England - Panoramic skyline view of Bank and Canary Wharf, central London's leading financial districts with famous skyscrapers at golden hour sunset with blue sky and clouds.London / 5 nights
Dockray
Stirling - region in United KingdomStirling
Photo of aerial view of Glasgow in Scotland, United Kingdom.Glasgow / 2 nights
Cheapside
Larbert
Photo of beautiful view of the old town city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, United Kingdom.Edinburgh / 1 night
Preston - city in United KingdomPreston / 1 night
Aerial drone view of Manchester city in UK on a beautiful sunny day.Manchester / 1 night
Camden Town
Photo of Westminster palace (Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben, London, UK.Westminster

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Photo of beautiful shot of London Eye and River Thames ,London, UK.London Eye
Photo of Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom.Buckingham Palace
The British MuseumBritish Museum
Tower BridgeTower Bridge
Photo of beautiful landscape around Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.Hyde Park
Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square
Scenic view of Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain, Scotland travel photo. Edinburgh Castle is historic center of the city and most popular tourist attraction.Edinburgh Castle
Tower of London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United KingdomTower of London
The Making of Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour London, Leavesden, UK: The main entrance signWarner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Photo of Borough Market, London, UK.Borough Market
Madame Tussauds LondonMadame Tussauds London
Photo of Science Museum, London, United Kingdom.Science Museum
St James's ParkSt James's Park
Photo of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.Victoria and Albert Museum
Big Ben
Photo of aerial view of Windsor Castle that was built in the 11th Century and is the residence of the British Royal Family, UK.Windsor Castle
 City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off bus in front of National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh city.National Museum of Scotland
Photo of Iconic London Tower Bridge on the Thames River, UK.London Bridge
Lake District National Park, Lakes, South Lakeland, Cumbria, North West England, England, United KingdomLake District National Park
Photo of Peaceful scenery with fountain in regent's park of London, UK.Regent's Park
Photo of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, UK.Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Peak District National ParkPeak District National Park
Photo of Royal Albert Hall in London, England.Royal Albert Hall
Scotland kelpies on a sunny dayThe Kelpies
Aerial View of Stirling castle.Stirling Castle
Glasshouse at the Royal Botanical Gardens in public park Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland.Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Rainbow over Glasgow City Chambers and George Square, Scotland - UK.George Square
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Scotland, United Kingdom.The Falkirk Wheel
View of Kelvingrove Park full of people enjoying the Scottish summer with the main building of Glasgow University on the top of the hill.Kelvingrove Park
"Camera Obscura" sign at the Royal Mile / Camera Obscura & World of Illusions.Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
The People's Palace & Winter Garden in Glasgow, Scotland.Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Holyrood Park and Holyrood Palace aerial view from Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Old town Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.Holyrood Park
National Wallace Monument on top of the hill Abbey Craig in Stirling, Scotland.Wallace Monument
Low level aerial image over Blair Drummond Safari Park.Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
St George's Chapel
Photo of Aira Force waterfall on Aira Beck stream, located in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK.Aira Force
Windsor Great Park, Old Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, South East England, England, United KingdomWindsor Great Park
Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Preston, Lancashire, North West England, England, United KingdomHarris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
Diagon Alley, Abbots Langley, Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, East of England, England, United KingdomDiagon Alley

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Day 1

Day 1 – London - arrival day

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  • Trafalgar Square
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in England and Scotland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of London in England. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in London for 4 nights.

Catch an early flight to England to enjoy as much time as possible exploring London before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Trafalgar Square is a travelers’ favorite in London, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 121,847 visitors.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in London. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in England. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in England and Scotland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in London. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Make sure to reserve a table at Cahoots London, an iconic dining spot in London. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Bill's Soho Restaurant, a popular restaurant in London. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Estiatorio Milos, a hidden gem nestled in London. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Bar Américain, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, The Connaught Bar is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Bar Polski also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Your multi-country road trip in England and Scotland has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – London and Camden Town

  • London
  • Camden Town
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Regent's Park
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • British Museum
  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
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On day 2, you will wake up in London with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 3 nights left in London before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across England and Scotland.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in London is the fantastic Regent's Park. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, Regent's Park has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 44,079 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Madame Tussauds London. This attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 71,843 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Big Ben, a standout cultural icon and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 61,373 reviewers.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in London. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Make sure to book a table at The Palomar, a popular restaurant in London. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of London at Berners Tavern, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Burger & Lobster Leicester Square. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to London tonight.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Artesian, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, American Bar provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Old Shades offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Celebrate day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 3

Day 3 – London and Westminster

  • London
  • Westminster
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Borough Market
  • London Bridge
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Day 3 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful London. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by London’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in England and Scotland.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Rules, an iconic dining spot in London. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Hawksmoor Seven Dials, a popular restaurant in London. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Simpson's in the Strand, a hidden gem nestled in London. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Scarfes Bar, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, BFI IMAX offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out The Old Bank of England. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 4

Day 4 – London, Westminster, Kensington, and Richmond

  • London
  • Westminster
  • Kensington
  • Richmond
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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 46 min

  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Hyde Park
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Wake up to day 4 of your extraordinary road trip through England and Scotland. On this day, you’ll embark on an exciting expedition discovering the enchanting sights and activities of Westminster in England. With 1 night left in London, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Westminster, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Upon arrival in Westminster, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Westminster is the magnificent Royal Albert Hall. Around 37,841 visitors have rated this excellent concert hall and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Hyde Park on this leg of your adventure in England. This attraction is a well-known park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 126,766 travelers.

Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Kensington.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated museum and attraction in Kensington — Victoria and Albert Museum. About 55,517 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The popular Science Museum is another top sight in Kensington that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved science museum in the area, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 65,368 visitors.

Richmond’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of London behind. This drive usually takes around 25 min. Richmond welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Richmond is the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Around 45,021 visitors have rated this excellent non-departmental public body and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central London. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across England and Scotland.

Make sure to book a table at Smith & Wollensky, a popular restaurant in London. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of London at Hawksmoor Air Street, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Premier Inn London County Hall hotel. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to London tonight.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into The Ship & Shovell. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes.

Celebrate day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – London, Eton, Cheapside, and Preston

  • Preston
  • Eton
  • Cheapside
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Drive 402 km, 5 hours 15 min

  • Windsor Great Park
  • St George's Chapel
  • Windsor Castle
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across England and Scotland. Today's main destinations are Eton in England, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Preston. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Cheapside, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Eton. Your travel time is around 19 min.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Eton, including the outstanding St George's Chapel, Windsor. Having an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 5,434 reviews, this fascinating castle chapel and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the town.

Eton is also home to the captivating Windsor Castle, a local historic house museum considered one of the highlights of the town. About 53,263 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

Set your GPS to Eton and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 19 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Eton beckons with new experiences!

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Cheapside is the fantastic Windsor Great Park. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, Windsor Great Park has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 4,319 reviews.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Preston.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Preston. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Enjoy a delicious meal at We Don't Give a Fork, a highly-rated dining destination in Preston. If you're eager to try something different, consider The Tea House, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Turtle Bay Preston. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Preston this evening.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Ships and Giggles is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Black Horse, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Plug & Taps. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in England and Scotland! Enjoy your evening in Preston to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Preston, Dockray, and Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Preston
  • Dockray
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Drive 362 km, 5 hours 10 min

  • Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
  • Lake District National Park
  • Aira Force
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Preston in England. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Edinburgh, your home for 1 night.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Preston.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Preston is the fantastic Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library. As an appreciated museum and local gem in the area, Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,596 reviews.

In Preston, the extraordinary Lake District National Park awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 39,643 travelers' reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Dockray and set your GPS to Edinburgh, Scotland. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 2 hours 43 min. Upon reaching Edinburgh, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

In Dockray, the extraordinary Aira Force awaits. This attraction is a valued waterfall that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,200 travelers' reviews.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Edinburgh of your choice.

As the sun sets on day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Edinburgh's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of England to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Edinburgh has them.

Experience a harmony of flavors at Heron in Edinburgh by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its 1-star Michelin status, Heron offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious modern menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Condita, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing modern cuisine. This popular 1-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at The Kitchin, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional modern menu.

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Panda & Sons. Alternatively, go to Cafe Royal, the perfect place for those looking to experience the best of the nightlife. Similarly, The Ensign Ewart provides excellent drinks and a great atmosphere, ensuring a memorable night out.

Take in the ambiance of Edinburgh as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Edinburgh and Glasgow

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
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Drive 94 km, 2 hours 20 min

  • Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Park
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On day 7 of your multi-country road trip across England and Scotland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Edinburgh in Scotland. In the evening, you’ll end up in Glasgow, where you will stay for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Edinburgh, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Glasgow. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 15 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

A tour of Edinburgh is not complete without a visit to the famous Camera Obscura. This incredible visitor centre and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,536 travelers.

Make the most of your Edinburgh travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful National Museum of Scotland. This national museum and unique destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 45,476 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Edinburgh Castle for an experience worth remembering. This local castle and standout destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 90,949 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Holyrood Park. This amazing site is a wonderful archaeological site with more than 12,119 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Glasgow. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in England and Scotland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Glasgow. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Have a memorable dining experience in Glasgow by booking a table at Ox and Finch, renowned as a Bib Gourmand restaurant presenting an exceptional mediterranean menu. For a different culinary experience, Cail Bruich shines as one of the top destinations known for its delicious modern cuisine in Glasgow. This 1-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. If you're looking for an alternative, Unalome by Graeme Cheevers is known as a top local spot for its delicious modern british cuisine in Glasgow. This 1-star Michelin awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

Round off your dining experience by visiting The Gallery Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Bar 91, a bar catering to every mood and preference.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Glasgow, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Skinflats, and Larbert

  • Glasgow
  • Cambuskenneth
  • Stirling
  • Skinflats
  • Larbert
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Drive 138 km, 2 hours 31 min

  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • The Kelpies
  • Wallace Monument
  • Stirling Castle
  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
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Greet day 8 of your multi-country road trip across England and Scotland with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Glasgow for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Cambuskenneth in Scotland.

Cambuskenneth’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Skinflats behind. This drive usually takes around 28 min. Cambuskenneth welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Cambuskenneth is the fantastic Wallace Monument. As an appreciated monument and local gem in the area, Wallace Monument has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,772 reviews.

Set your GPS to Stirling and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 11 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Stirling beckons with new experiences!

In Stirling, the extraordinary Stirling Castle awaits. This attraction is a valued castle that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 26,632 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Stirling is the spectacular Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. This attraction is a zoo that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,922 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Skinflats. This car ride takes around 15 min.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Skinflats is the fantastic The Kelpies. As an appreciated sculpture and local gem in the area, The Kelpies has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,904 reviews.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Glasgow. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in England in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Alston Bar & Beef, an iconic dining spot in Glasgow. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Glasgow, a popular restaurant in Glasgow. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Elia Greek Restaurant, a hidden gem nestled in Glasgow. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Take in the ambiance of Glasgow as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Glasgow and Manchester

  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
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Drive 357 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • George Square
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Kelvingrove Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 9 of your multi-country journey across England and Scotland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 1 vibrant destinations - Glasgow in Scotland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Manchester where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Manchester, England. This car ride takes around 3 hours 46 min.

In Glasgow, the extraordinary George Square awaits. This attraction is a valued square that boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 20,066 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Glasgow is the spectacular Glasgow Botanic Gardens. This attraction is a botanical garden that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,594 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This local art museum and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,580 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers. With up to 1,037,594 people visiting this popular attraction every year, this iconic city feature is one place you don't want to miss.

Kelvingrove Park is another attraction you might want to add to your Glasgow exploration itinerary. This park is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 13,336 reviews.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Manchester. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Manchester. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in England in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Savor the flavors at Fazenda Manchester, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Peaky Blinders Manchester beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider MR THOMAS'S CHOP HOUSE. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Manchester tonight.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Atlas Bar offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Port Street Beer House is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Café Beermoth | Craft Beer Bar is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Celebrate day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Manchester, Castleton, Leavesden, and London

  • London
  • Castleton
  • Leavesden
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Drive 328 km, 5 hours 14 min

  • Peak District National Park
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Diagon Alley
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On day 10 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in England and Scotland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Castleton in England. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in London, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Manchester and set your GPS to Castleton. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 10 min. Upon reaching Castleton, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated park and attraction in Castleton — Peak District National Park. About 32,768 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Leavesden. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 59 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Leavesden is the magnificent Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Around 82,133 visitors have rated this excellent exhibition room and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Diagon Alley on this leg of your adventure in England. This attraction is a well-known point of interest that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 600 travelers.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in London. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across England and Scotland by rewarding yourself with a taste of London’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Enjoy a delicious meal at The Red Lion, Parliament Street, a top-rated dining destination in London. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury, an IHG Hotel, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at The Wolseley. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in London this evening.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 11

Day 11 – London and Westminster - departure day

  • London - Departure day
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  • St James's Park
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On day 11 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of London before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across England and Scotland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As your final day in England unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in London’s best shopping location. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of England. Keep the spirit of your trip to England alive with these special souvenirs.

Get a last taste of England’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in London and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across England and Scotland.

Savor the flavors at Social Eating House, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, The Ivy beckons with its unique menu offerings.

The time has come to say farewell to London for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 11-day European road trip in England and Scotland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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