With everything from rolling hills, valleys and craggy mountain passes to sodden heath, windswept moor and sparkling lakes, Great Britain sure packs a lot in. At Rough Guides, we usually advise against trying to see everything a location has to offer in one trip. Not this time.
But if you are going to see it all, you have to go about it the right way – and that means a good old-fashioned road trip. After all, Great Britain has a rich heritage in this respect – from England’s Snake Pass to Scotland’s North Coast 500 and Wales’ Black Mountain Pass. Here’s a new one for that venerable list.
And road trips don’t come better than this. Forza’s gorgeous open-world landscape knows no bounds, and you can explore every last inch of it in some of the finest vehicles ever designed. Summer’s day in the Cotswolds? It has to be an Aston Martin. Deepest winter in the Lake District? Hop in your Land Rover and take a spin (literally) on Derwent Water. Inviting springtime meadow abuzz with life? Put your foot down, rip up that hill and soar through the air in your supercar.
There’s no need to keep your cruising to the countryside, either: bringing high speed to the high street is the name of the game. Do this thing properly and you’ll soon be careering around the jinking, centuries-old streets of Edinburgh. But driving fast is no excuse for not soaking up the sights. Even as you smash out a handbrake turn to slide around that tractor, keep your eyes peeled for some of Great Britain’s most iconic landmarks. You may not have time to visit the gift shop or read the account in your Rough Guide of, say, Bamburgh Castle. But at least you can say you were there (for a second or two)!
So whack the radio on, kick back and get exploring with absolute, blissful freedom.