Many of us will be itching to get out in our vans when the ‘lockdown’ is lifted, but where to go for that first taste of freedom from the homes that have been protecting us from the deadly virus? With uncertainty over when European borders might be open to visitors, staycations will be uppermost in people’s thoughts. With that in mind, the motor retail and after sales service group Lookers Group has come up with 27 idyllic road trips in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

You can research the trips by category – family, performance, electric vehicle – and then by whether you’re thinking of days out, weekend breaks or week-long staycations. Are you interested in food and drink, scenery and sightseeing or activities? It’s all there.

Take a look at the road trip guide at for inspiration, then check out the Top 100 Sites Guide for somewhere to stay.

Your next trip could have you walking across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Northern Ireland, or dropping in on the sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s studio and the beach in St Ives. Have fun wherever you choose for your first outing.