Britain has some of the most beautiful scenery filled with stunning coastlines, picturesque parks and bustling cities. This year why not take advantage of all that Britain has to offer and take a look at our top 5 recommendations for UK road trips and the BMW models to enjoy them in.

The Lake District

England's largest National Park is a gem of a place to visit. There are breath-taking lakes, soaring mountains - known locally as 'fells', picturesque valleys and even sandy coastline. From the stunning mountain views of Windermere to the bustling market town of Keswick you will find something for the whole family to enjoy. 

After a day of spectacular sights why not settle down for the evening at a local B&B near the village Nether Wasdale and stop off for a pint at one of the handful of microbreweries in the area.

Our BMW Recommendation

The BMW X5: The BMW X5 offers driving pleasure on any terrain and can certainly cope with luggage and all your hiking equipment. You could even opt for the hybrid version with sustainable mobility and efficient driving dynamics. 


A UNESCO World Heritage city that certainly deserves its title, Bath is one of England’s most beautiful cities. Located in the county of Somerset, the city owes its name to the ancient Roman Baths built in 60 A.D. Visitors from around the world flock to the city to walk through history. From the famous Bath Abbey and Royal Crescent to the Circus and Pulteney Bridge, the city is home to some of the most incredible sights in England.

Our BMW Recommendation

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe: the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé inspires with expressive design, sporty handling and plenty of space for everyday use.

The Cotswolds

Take a long weekend and escape city life as you drive to see the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages.

For picturesque villages and beautiful nature, make your way to the English countryside on a trip to the Cotswolds. Known for its honey-colored cottages made of limestone, narrow streets, and vast greenery, the area is the perfect escape from city life.

Make sure to stop at towns like Bibury, Buford, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold, for quaint churches and delightful markets.

Alternatively you could explore Cirencester and visit one the markets before heading for some delicious food at any of the many pubs scattered throughout the area.

Our BMW Recommendation

The BMW 2 Series Coupé: beautifully sleek with muscular surfaces are the essence of sporty coupé design. The windy roads and narrow streets will be a breeze in this compact but stylish coupe.

​Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

Many of England’s most famous attractions and sites feel like they take you back in time, and the Jurassic Coast is no exception. Located in the south of England, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features rock formations from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

An excellent destination for observing rock formations, visitors should make sure to stop at the famous the Durdle Door. Located right on the sea, you’ll have no problem taking the perfect pictures of the stunning scenery. If you’re not too tired after a day of hiking, make your way back to Dorset and explore historic buildings like Corfe Castle.

Our BMW Recommendation

The BMW M3 Saloon: Following the curves of the Jurassic coast in a BMW M3 would be the very best feeling. Alongside its attractive design, the powerful sports saloons inspire with an especially balanced mix of sportiness, efficiency and convenient everyday utility.


As one of the most vibrant cities in the world, London is a must-see destination on a trip to England. You’ve probably seen its iconic red phone booths and double-decker buses, but the city has much more to offer. World-class museums and galleries, fascinating historic sites, and some of the world’s most famous attractions all call London home.

Our BMW Recommendation

The BMW iX3: Whether for short or longer journeys – with a range of up to 285 miles* and electricity consumption from 3.3 mi/kWh*, the new BMW iX3 M Sport is ideally suited for a city break.

** Market-specific offer valid for new vehicles from BMW branches and dealers in Europe in the BMW Charging Network

*These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. There is a new test for fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures. The electric range shown was achieved using the new test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.