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Top 5 New Years Eve UK road trip destinations

As New Year’s eve approaches it’s time to start preparing for your festive celebrations, why not share the driving with your friends and take a road trip when travelling into the New Year. The UK is one of the best places to bring in the new year, with some of the most lively and exciting destinations to discover the unusual and surprising traditions dating back through history with the whole family.

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1. St Ives

The Cornish town St Ives follows a surprising tradition of fancy dress, streets fill with costumes from superheroes to Disney princesses creating a lively atmosphere, this even overflows from town to the beach. A range of events for all the family with such as; firework displays, Christmas markets and Santa’s visits makes this our top NY destination.

2. London

We can’t talk about NYE without mentioning England’s capital city, London. Celebrating with extravagant dances, opulent balls and concerts with some of the biggest names in music. As well as the famously magnificent 10-minute-long firework display at the Thames. The following morning hosts the New Year’s day parade which is perfect for the whole family.

3. Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city celebrates Hogmanay (meaning the last day of the year). Edinburgh is the ideal place to take the family with an array of events. These involve lantern displays, treasure hunts, music concerts. The city is renowned for its New Year’s Eve street party and concert in the gardens. Edinburgh’s festivities don’t finish there, the celebrations continue for three days with a torchlight procession, Loony Dook, and a freezing New Year’s Day swim in the River Forth.

4. Stonehaven

Stonehaven offers a traditional way to celebrate New Year with their unique Fireball Festival that dates back to the Viking age. People crowd down the streets of Stonehaven to watch around 40 talented Fireball Swingers, parading up and down the street swinging large flaming baskets round their heads. This festival was traditionally believed to burn off bad spirits before welcoming in the new year. This festival is joined with a firework display, drummers and pipe band procession.

5. The Lake District

A quieter alternative to New Year’s lively celebrations to enjoy with the family. Escape the crowds and unwind in the scenic Cumbria landscapes, book in a cottage and explore the natural scenery or wind down in a relaxing spa hotel.

Whether you’re living it up in the UK’s capital city or going for more of a romantic trip to the Lake District, we have the insurance to get you on the road and safely to your destination. Check out our website to get the best price for you and you could be on the road in no time.