As part of our summer road-trip season we have researched some of the best trips you can do by car. Here’s our guide to one of Europe’s ultimate road-trips: the ‘Grand Tour’, featuring France, Switzerland and Italy. This trip takes in picture-postcard French villages, snow-covered alpine mountains and the glitz and glamour of Monaco and Milan!
White Cliffs of Dover. Our tips for 25 fun things to do in England: Get there via Southeastern train from Kings Cross, 2 hours from £40 return. Have a bite at the adorable Pines Garden Tea Room. Make sure to see Deal Castle. Available to explore top to bottom, the castle also links to a cycling path that runs straight to the seaside. Grab a pint at Rack of Ale, Dover's first micro pub. Careful though, this quirky haunt enforces a phones off policy!
Scafell Pike, Lake District, England - I climbed this mountain in July 2009, as part of the national 3 Peaks Challenge. This challenge, and in particular, this mountain due to the dismal weather conditions on the day, was both the best and worst thing I have done, simultaneously. Loved it!
St. Ives, Cornwall. Must go to Cornwall, both sides of my family originate there. According to google maps there is an intersection where the streets which bear the names of my fathers last name and my mothers maiden name meet! Neither are common last names, Tregear & Spargo #hipmunkBL