Atlantic Highway

Set out on a journey on the South West Peninsula

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Atlantic Highway
  • United Kingdom, Europe
  • 392 km
  • 7:46 hr

This scenic road trip traverses the iconic counties of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall on the South West Peninsula of England. Dense forests, picturesque villages, rugged coastlines and endless patchwork quilt countryside prevail on this captivating road.

In the first stretch the road takes you through the heart of Exmoor National Park, home to red deer. Driving up and down the rolling hills magnificent woodlands unfold before your eyes. The road sweeps through numerous charming villages, with plenty of opportunity to pull over for scrumptious cream tea. The further you descend south the more magnificent sea views come into sight. Catch a wave at one of the renowned surf beaches in Newquay, or just enjoy the sound of the crashing waves. The trip ends at Land’s end, the westernmost tip of Cornwall. Here, the rugged cliffs, off shore rock islands, arches and sea stacks offer incredible panoramas that never get bored.

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