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Traveling By Car Around England

Submitted by on 23/02/2012 – 3:51 pmNo Comment
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When most people think of traveling around England, the train is the first thing that tends to come to mind. The reason for this is simple: train travel is a great way to get around Europe, especially if you don’t want to fly short distances. The thing is, simply taking the train around England means that you are going to miss a lot of the sites that wizz by outside of the train window, as well as a lot of the culture that you get from stopping at the small towns. If you can get car insurance UK as a traveler, you may want to try seeing the country the way it was meant to be seen: by driving it.

For some reason, most visitors have a tendency to think that Great Britain is bigger than it actually is. Maybe it’s the fact that it is rather misshapen, or maybe it’s that travelers tend to come from bigger countries where traveling across a nation is a week-long ordeal. Regardless of the reason, you need to realize that it takes anywhere from 2-5 hours to get from London to most of the other major cities in England. You can get from Sunderland to London in less than 4 hours and 30 minutes, which is probably the longest direct drive you are going to have. Unlike taking the train, though, you will be able to stop at the some of the many small towns and attractions that dot the M1, soaking in the essence of what England can give you.

Of course, the world does not begin and end when by driving down the center of the country to or from London. England is known for some of the most spectacular coastline in the world, meaning that if you are going to have a car and some car insurance UK, you might as well spend some time traveling down the coast. Why not spend a couple of days driving down along the southern shores of the country from Southend-on-Sea to Plymouth, soaking in the sea ear, curvy roads and small fishing villages. It’s an experience that you won’t have simply staying to the entire, and a drive that will excite your senses.

Take some time to plan your driving vacation through England. It’s not just about going out there and seeing the major cities, it’s about being able to say that you saw the culture and people of the country in your time there. Be sure that you check out car insurance UK info here so that you can be sure that you are properly covered during your trip.

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