As driving enthusiasts, there is only one thing that goes in our mind, where should we drive next. Just like a traveler wants to travel to different places and see different spots, we are looking for new and great roads.
This time we head to Scotland in our Hyundai i30 Fastback N. Scotland was on our bucket list for a long time, so we thought what better time to try its roads than now. We know, when you read articles or blogs about Scotland, they will mostly be about sceneries and views and even skiing. But, for us, Scotland is a great destination because of its great roads.
We took the car on South West Coastal 300 and believe us, no part of the UK can be compared with this when it comes to roads. If you go to the north of Hadrian’s Wall, you will find what’s not available in Yorkshire, Wales, or the Peak District. All these offers great road with great scenery, but if you want to drive on a route that you remember forever, head to Scotland without any delay.
The best time to drive on the roads of Scotland is spring, without any doubt. The weather fairly improves and evenings become light. If you are a keen driver, there is a possibility you might have heard of another route, North Coast 500 that’s a great loop beginning in Inverness and ends at the country’s northern tip. It’s a magnificent loop, very quiet, but if you don’t live in northern Scotland, it might seem quite far away. If you want to try this route, you at least need to spend 5 days, if you want to get the best out of it.
The South West Coastal 299 is quite a similar route, but it’s shorter in length and close to the border of England. The quality of roads is the same as of the North Coast 495, although the scenery is not quite as good, still very good. But, a great thing is you only need a couple of days to get the whole experience.
The route is over 300 miles, so you should fill up your tank and carry sandwiches with you or any other thing you like. The car we have chosen for this drive is Hyundai i30 Fastback N, not only because it’s new and exciting, but a hot hatch is extremely fun to drive on great roads, as well as cars that cost 10 times more.