Uncover Britain Road Trips: Mayflower & Pilgrim self-drive road trip

Uncover Britain’s Mayflower & Pilgrim self-drive tour guides will fuel your sense of adventure.

Not just pinpoints and things to do, Uncover Britain helps you make a deeper connection.

They’ve gone the extra mile to encompass travel essentials with inspiration – so you can explore and discover more.

The road trip travel plans and maps include adventure, top tips and inspiration. Enjoy the freedom to choose your own route at your own pace. Designed to be fully adaptable, your perfect road trip starts here.

Whether you are an experienced motorhomer, or new to campervanning, or fancy road-tripping in a car, the guides are ideal if you are looking to be in the driver’s seat yet leave no stone unturned to make the most of your adventure.

Mayflower Footsteps & Roots Road Trip Tour

​The fascinating story of the Mayflower voyage, and the stories behind the Pilgrims, can be discovered with this trail around the important places and the significant people who are part of the narrative.

As the ship that transported English Separatist passengers – who became known as the Pilgrims – the Mayflower is one of the most important ships in history.

  • With an opportunity to uncover the full story, you can travel from Worcester in the Midlands and learn about Edward Winslow's Worcestershire.
  • Travelling to the northern Pilgrim villages will reveal the history and narrative of the religious persecutions in England at the time and expose the motivations behind what drove the colonists forward.
  • Following the trail to the east coast to the Wash and beyond, learn of the first attempts to escape for a new life and about the imprisonment of some of the people who were held here.
  • Follow the nautical trail across the south coast tracing the various stops and starts of the Mayflower before culminating in Plymouth for the final chapter before the sailing in 1620.
  • The Mayflower & Pilgrim road trip guide covers 11 destinations and over 110 attractions, plus discover more map includes pinpoints for viewpoints, places of interest, hidden gems, wild swim spots and on-screen spots. The overnight stay maps pinpoint for campsites, motorhome stops & “almost wild” spots, Hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and lodges.
  • The route is organised into four distinct areas: Worcestershire, Northern villages, Eastern footsteps, and the Nautical south coast, making it easier to manage the overall trip. 
  • Spanning a total distance of 716 miles (1153km), the entire road trip is estimated to take approximately 18 hours and 30 minutes of driving. 
  • To fully engage in the experience, it is advisable to allocate at least 10 nights for the journey. Alternatively, extending the trip to a two-week break offers an exceptional and unforgettable exploration of the region.

Find more information about this self-drive road trip plan here.

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