Ten of the best scenic alternatives to motorways in the UK

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Ten of the best scenic alternatives to motorwaysRex Features


Fed up with motorway driving? Aren't we all. It's no coincidence that the "avoid motorways" options on sat nav devices and online route planners are now their most popular features.

For a start, motorways can be mind-numbingly boring. Whether you're in Hampshire or Yorkshire, one stretch of grey tarmac tends to look pretty much the same as any other. But many of us forget that just a few miles beyond the confines of concrete barriers and grass verges, the countryside and towns are bursting with variety and charm.

If you have the time and inclination, taking the slower roads can provide a much more rewarding driving experience. The flexibility to stop when you please, the opportunity to enjoy beautiful countryside, see historic monuments and take your time to appreciate the beauty while meandering your way around the UK's wider road network: all this is part of connecting with the joys of motoring in Britain.

Our gallery below gives some of the best alternatives to motorway driving... Let us know if you have any you think we should add.

Ten of the best scenic alternatives to motorways

Ten of the best scenic alternatives to motorways


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