Our recommended top 5 UK road trips in a Mercedes-Benz

This year why not take advantage of Britain’s beautiful coastlines filled with idyllic spots, natural parks in the countryside and bustling cities brimming with incredible architecture. Read on to find out more about our top 5 recommendations for UK road trips and the Mercedes-Benz models to enjoy them in.

The Cotswolds

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

A few places to include stopping at are quaint Bibury (described by William Morris as England’s most beautiful village) where you can go for a brisk walk along the River Coln. Or why not visit the Daylesford farm shop that sells just-picked fruit and vegetables, before driving on through the closely connected towns of Bourton-on-the-Water for a lovely picnic, then Lower and Upper Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold.

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.

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The C-Class Coupé: beautifully sleek with muscular surfaces are the essence of sporty coupé design.

Drive happy throughout the winding lanes and across hilltops with the latest MBUX technology to enhance every comfort.

The Lake District

As England’s most-visited national park, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a range of beautiful drives as well as stops. Enjoy Windermere, a huge natural lake, before driving to the smaller, peaceful Wastwater.

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.

Visit Sharrow Bay, which sits right on the water at Ullswater with its pretty views and enjoy a sticky-toffee pudding, where it was invented.

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The GLE: whether you opt for the five-seater or seven-seater this magnificent model offers room for the whole family.

Also, with its larger load space there’s still plenty of room for your hiking equipment.

Devon and Cornwall

What could be better that cruising down the Atlantic Highway passing through a string of south-west England’s salty beach towns? How about enjoying the drive in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet!

Take a course through Somerset, Devon and into the lovely Dartmoor National Park, before stopping for the night at a local hotel in Torquay.

The next morning, the drive continues into Cornwall where you can choose from an array of outstanding Cornwall beaches, including Port Isaac and Padstow.

Finish at Land’s End and watch the water crash into the shoreline at the most westerly point of England.

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The E-Class Cabriolet: no matter the weather this model offers a dream drive along the coast, but let’s hope for sunshine and a chance to feel the fresh sea air.

And with an AMG Line Premium package you can enjoy a panoramic electric glass sunroof too.

The Isle of Wight

As the largest island off the English coast, this self-contained community has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The coastline includes chalk and sandstone cliffs, sandy beaches, marshes and estuaries, and deep coastal ravines, while inland there are ancient forests, farmland, downs and river valleys. Its well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries are known for finding dinosaur fossils.

After taking the ferry over you can enjoy Queen Victoria’s lovely home of Osborne House or stroll around Cowes, Britain’s yachting capital, and visit the Classic Boat Museum. You can also visit Carisbrooke Castle and the delightful Mottistone Manor (National Trust) & Appuldurcombe House.

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The A-Class: this compact hatchback is the perfect model for a weekend trip or longer holiday to the Isle of Wight with the family.

The smooth transition between the instrument panel and centre console make driving both comfortable and enjoyable.


The perfect day trip from London in the EQA with plenty of electric charging stations available along the way and in the city.

A day trip to Cambridge is a treasure trove of historical locations, quaint streets and beautiful buildings made. You can visit a variety of colleges at Cambridge University, such as St John’s, Trinity and King’s, before then climbing the tower at the 800 year old Great St Mary’s church.

Other activities include enjoying a Cambridge Guided Tour before stopping off for a traditional pub lunch. There are several that lie on the riverbank including local favourite The Anchor.

Driving from London is easy too via the M11 motorway. The Grafton East car park and Queen Anne Terrace car park both offer charging units for your all-electric vehicle so you can stroll around the city knowing the charge for your drive home is taken care off.

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The EQA: this compact SUV has an all-electric range of up to 263 miles and charges in approximately 30 minutes, making it the perfect model for city breaks.

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