In a bid to rival America’s famous bucket list road trip ‘Route 66’, please welcome the invention of the UK & Ireland’s alternative, Route 57! (It has 57 stops along the way) Ten short road trips that make up one big road trip.
About Route 57 Road Trip
An estimated 200,000 people travel from across America and the world every year to drive all or part of the iconic Route 66 (1) stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles.
The route has great historical and cultural significance, forming part of a ‘bucket list’ for many people, and ranked by Britons in the top 10 of ‘things to do before you die’ (2)
To help people explore the UK & Ireland, Jurys Inns Hotels have created a new road trip to go onto the bucket list… introducing ‘Route 57’ – a drive across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with 57 must-see destinations along the way, of similar mileage and drive-time to Route 66.
The route is made up of ten shorter road trips to allow people to do part or all of the route at their leisure, in any order, all at once or gradually.
Jurys Inn Hotels hope to see it turn into a bucket list item, boosting local tourism with people travelling from home and abroad for the drive, just like with Route 66.
See Route 57 at jurysinns.com/route57-roadtrips, complete with pictures and descriptions of all 57 destinations and a map at the end for journey planning.
The Route In Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire is included in the 4th leg of the road trip in the middle of a journey from Cardiff to Oxford with 2 stops here.
The route’s next stop is Cheltenham. Most famous for its steeplechase horse racing at Cheltenham Racecourse, the spa town is filled with impressive Regency architecture and a range of cultural and historical attractions to explore.
Our journey quickly moves into the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bursting with quaint country villages, rolling hills and woodlands, and historic buildings, there’s plenty to see even if you’re just driving through!
Jurys Inn Cheltenham Hotel
The Jurys Inn Cheltenham is situated just off Gloucester Road, it is a four star hotel that is a short drive to either the racecourse, the Cotswolds or the town centre.
The hotel has a choice of 122 bedrooms with large comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom and all the expected features of a 4 star hotel.