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Chloe Martell

October 11, 2019

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As we head towards the end of the year, we all have one thing in mind – where to go on wintery road trips! We’ve found some great places up and down the UK that you can head to this winter.

Top 5 places for a winter road trip:

1 – Northern Scotland

This is the most likely place in the UK you’ll see the northern lights during winter! The further north you go, the more likely you’ll be to catch a glimpse. Take a weekend and see if you manage to watch the natural phenomenon.

Northern lights scotland

Photo credit: Visit Scotland

2- Yorkshire Moors

Driving from Pickering to the coastal town of Whitby through the Yorkshire Moors will have you experiencing a weather-beaten moorland, farms, woodland and much more. It’s one to go on if you fancy a picturesque route.

Yorkshire moors

Photo credit: Welcome to Yorkshire

3 – Oxford Street, London

Is there any better destination for some Christmassy road trip shopping? Probably not. Become one of the 40 million people who head to the capital for their Christmas shopping, and see what you can find. Top tip – try and get to the shops for when they open when they’re a little quieter.

Oxford street

Photo credit: Secret London

4 – Brighton & Hove

If you fancy doing some shopping, but don’t want to hit the capital or other main cities up and down the UK, Brighton & Hove has an incredible range of diverse shops like chic boutiques, contemporary fashion shops and antiques! Head there and pick up a unique gift for someone special or treat yourself!

Brighton shopping

Photo credit: Visit Brighton

5 – Whitby harbour

If your road trip revolves around food, one of the best places to head is Whitby (through the Yorkshire Moors!) Pick up fish and chips in the picturesque seaside town.


Photo credit: The North Yorkshire Gallery

Don’t have your own car? Don’t worry – our Student Driver Insurance is perfect for you to pick up when you’re home from Uni, so you don’t have to miss out on some winter road trip action with your friends. Let’s face it, students aren’t swimming in cash, so the idea of running a car all year can seem pretty daunting when it comes to your bank account. This option is a fab way to save money, and still, get freedom when you’re home in the holidays. You don’t have to just take our word for it either – here’s what some Student Drivers said about their cover!

What have our Student Drivers said?


As a student, I can’t afford to run my own car. Thanks to Marmalade Insurance, I am able to be insured on my mum’s car. This means that I only pay for when I’m home and can use the car- it’s a no brainer! Mum lets me share her car when I’m home: I practise my driving during the holidays and save money on public transport. I love the freedom it gives you too!


The flexibility and ease of my Marmalade Student Driver Policy has given me the freedom I need as a student. Their competitive prices and super flexible policies have allowed me to be on the road whenever I need to be, without having to pay for the times I don’t! I would highly recommend Marmalade to anyone looking for affordable, reliable and easy student insurance!


My student car insurance lets me catch up with all of my friends on my brief visits home from uni. It is quick and easy to set up and so I can be flexible with my plans!


I’ve been able to drive my parent’s car, I drove to Devon and Norfolk for camping holidays, something I wouldn’t have been able to do without Marmalade insurance. But more important, driving gives you more independence and freedom to enjoy what and when you want to do it.

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Make sure you pick up short term cover to get you behind the wheel when you're back from uni!

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