Where to drive in October
October 07, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Autumn is not the season people consider for drive-aways.
We hope we will succeed in changing your opinion about going away in October.
See here our top 10 list of destinations to drive-away:
The lake district of England is absolutely stunning to visit in autumn with its amazing colours ranging from orange to dark red, its mountains and its fabulous lakes. We recommend you Lake Windemere, the largest of England and probably the most beautiful of the country. If you can stop by Carlisle as well, it has a stunning castle built originally by William II of England, son of William the Conqueror.
Yorkshire is another of these stunning places to visit in autumn. If you are sporty enough you can try the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk. Or simply go and relax in Harrogate’s Turkish Baths and Spa resort. Do not forget to visit the historic city of York with its long history, its vertiginous tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre and much more. Do not miss it!
Scotland is known for its natural beauties and Perthshire is probably one of the wildest and most beautiful areas of the country, rich in straths used for agriculture in the East to the high mountains of the southern Highlands. Don’t hesitate to visit beautiful Perth located on the banks of River Tay. Despite a rough weather the city is full of charm.
Bridge of Orchy, Scotland
To those who love nature at its wildest then Bridge of Orchy is a destination for you. Located at the footsteps of the munros of Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dòthaidh on the West Highland Way. Known for its hotel overlooking the majesty of the mountains, the area is a beautiful place where you will be able to relax. For those who want a more sporty stay, the River Orchy offers world class whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing. For those who love golf, there is a 9-hole golf course at Ballachulish and an 18-hole in Fort William.
If you feel like going abroad, Bruges seems a good destination. If you are looking for a romantic escapade, the northern Venice is the perfect place to go. Its enchanting canals and beautiful hanseatic-style architecture will stun you. If you are lucky enough you will be able to see the city under the early flakes. It is an amazing view as you can see in the picture.
If you love mountainous landscapes Wicklow is the perfect place where to go. Located just across the Irish Sea, slightly south of Dublin there is a stunning natural park called the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Stunning views, beautiful landscapes mixing lakes, rivers and mountains will make nature lovers feeling they are in heaven. In addition, the colours of the nature in autumn create an amazing setting worthy of a romantic Irish ballad.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
One of the smallest states in Europe blocked between France, Belgium and Germany the Great Duchy has a beautiful capital city, do not hesitate to lose your way in the little streets of the Grund district. Don’t forget to visit the old town, the fortifications of Vauban and you can also attend the visit of the Bofferding brewery. You can also give a try to one of the local specialties such as the Gebootschte Gromperen (potatoes and lard).
Loire Valley, France
The region of the Chateaux, this area is the cradle of French culture and way of life. Situated on the banks of France’s longest river, this region is particularly known for its amazing wines and food. This region known for its huge forests will be an enchanting sight when the leaves turn orange and red, and if you are in the park of a castle the colour blend could just make the landscape simply marvellous.
Ile de France, France
The Ile de France is the name of Paris region, however contrarily to what you may want to do, we would like to show you the countryside rather than Paris itself we recommend you the south of the region particularly Versailles, Rambouillet and Fontainebleau.
We hope that this selection of destinations will help you make a choice for a weekend away from home.