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Four Corners of Great Britain

Fine country pubs, charming market towns and all-but-forgotten
Roman highways and byways

Experience all that is great about Four Corners of Great Britain on this great motorcycle tour. Visit great historic cities, take in great inspiring landscapes and above all ride great biking roads.

Uncover thousands of years of history riding scenic roads through all four corners of mainland Britain. This evocative full-circle journey includes some of the most beautiful parts of England and Scotland as well as Wales.

Your journey of discovery starts with a visit to Bletchley Park. It was once a home of the WW2 code breakers. You also might choose to spend a few hours in Cambridge, the oldest university town in the UK.

The next morning your tour continues towards the cathedral city of York. Along the way, you will ride the magnificent route along Lincolnshire coast. In York, there is plenty to interest any sightseer.

Leaving York you will join the Roman Imperial trail towards Scotland. It is hard to define the magic of Hadrian’s Wall. So please allow a bit of time to take a slight deviation to Chester. Here you can visit the beautifully reconstructed Roman Fort and Museum. For the rest of the day, you will be traversing the rolling hills of the Northumberland National Park. Continuing to explore the most northern frontier of the Roman Empire, you will enter Scotland at the Carter Bar. It is also one of the UK’s most remote and scenic border crossings.

No holiday to these parts would be complete without a visit to Edinburgh. Tarry here for two days and indulge yourself in fascinating Scottish history and culture. The capital city has old medieval quarters as well as the elegant newer Georgian part. You will have ample time to visit some of the popular tourist attractions.

From here your route turns North West towards the Lake District. However, on your way there allow some time to visit the Borders Whisky Distillery in Hawick.

Lakeland is the land of towering hills and mountains, sparkling lakes and pretty villages as well as breathtaking biking roads. Furthermore, it is home to England’s most striking scenery and an area whose beauty has inspired many poets and artists.

You leave the lakes the way you arrived, by meandering through the rolling hills of Cumbria towards the Welsh mountains. Ponderosa Café is a famous biker meeting place. It is also conveniently located on the Horseshoe Pass and a great place to stop for a break. From your hotel, you can visit the principal attraction in Welshpool, the medieval Powys Castle.

Indeed, there is no more fitting end to your British odyssey than a visit to the beautiful Cotswolds. Spend your last few days in the quintessential English countryside. Ride over gentle hills and the undulating country lanes. Stumble upon honey-coloured villages complete with babbling streams and historic churches as well as cosy country pubs.

The native Britons riding their own motorcycles can start and finish at any point of this fantastic circle. However, if you are coming from overseas, we would suggest that you follow our itinerary and also allow an extra few days to explore the city of London as well.

For more day-to-day information, please spend some time studying the below tour itinerary.

If you wish to extend this tour, please use this link: Scottish Highlinads

If you require a motorcycle rental, please use this link.

Tour highlights:

When to go:

April to October

Countries:

Great Britain

Motorcycle rental:

Available

Day by day tour itinerary

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Day 1 – Bletchley Park to Peterborough (Approx. 100 miles)

Your first port of call on this fantastic tour is the historic Bletchley Park. It was once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers. Here you’ll learn how the small group of very bright people helped shorten the war by up to two years.

Continuing with your journey, you’ll take a leisurely cruise to the prestigious university town of Cambridge. Some of the most famous tourist attractions are the Fitzwilliam Museum, Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Mathematical Bridge and King’s College Chapel. Your comfortable hotel for the night is just outside the historic market town of Peterborough. 

If you are coming from abroad after collecting your rental motorcycle and before visiting Bletchley Park, you can swing it by to the Super Sausage Café. It is one of the most iconic biker meeting places in this part of the UK. It has plenty of motoring memorabilia, a fantastic British menu, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. 

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What our customers say

“Once again, thank you for arranging our holiday. The service is first class and never disappoints. We’ll be in touch soon to plan our next adventure.”

J & D Chapman

Sheffield, UK 2015

Four Corners of Great Britain