Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
2/18/16 1:14 p.m.

On our recent journey across Southern England, we spent almost two weeks navigating the country’s motorways and archaic roads. From the Goodwood Revival held near London to Cornwall, the country’s southwestern tip, we gobbled up nearly a thousand incident-free miles in a new 550-horsepower Jaguar XJR.

Visiting a foreign country can be a bit daunting: There’s the unfamiliar customs, the inevitable gaps in the guidebooks, and the stress that comes with trying to appear like you know what you’re doing. Oh, and then factor in the driving laws that contradict your most basic instincts.

Fortunately, vacationing across the pond and driving on the “wrong” side of the road can both be incredibly fun. A good navigator, some common sense, and these 20 tips will help make your U.K. holiday relaxing and safe.

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Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
2/18/16 2:54 p.m.

I spent a week in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They like the wrong side of the road as well. For the first hour or so, it took a mental effort to stay on the correct side of the road. After that it wasn't too bad.

I will say the Toyota van we rented wasn't near as cool as a Jag. Sounds like a fun trip.

Rupert
Rupert Dork
2/19/16 10:59 a.m.

An XJR! I hope you didn't spend too much time on B roads or in Cornwall!! There are a lot of roads in Blighty where a XJ probably wouldn't even fit between the rock walls.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
2/22/16 7:19 p.m.

Rupert, it was a tight fit and Toyman01, I found right hand drive roads in parts of the Caribbean too!

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