A TOP travel guide has ranked the North York Moors and Coast as the best road trip route in the North today.

Lonely Planet has revealed its top six recommended road trips for exploring Great Britain, published in its new guidebook - Great Britain’s Best Trips.

The leading global travel authority has selected six - one for each region - out of the 36 routes listed.

Out of the five road trip routes recommended for exploring the north of England, the North York Moors and Coast route has been ranked as number one for the region.

This is thanks to the combination of the historic city of York, wild moorland scenery, picture-postcards villages, and unique fishing towns with strong literary connections.

Lonely Planet recommends a route starting in York with stops at Malton, Helmsley, Danby, Goathland and Whitby, ending in Robin Hood’s Bay.

The other recommended road trip routes for the North are in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian’s Wall and Northumbria.

Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s head of experience said: “There has never been a better time to explore Great Britain.

"Taking a road trip means you can explore more of the rich cultural heritage, natural beauty and incredible experiences on our doorstep.

"Great Britain’s Best Trips covers England, Scotland, and Wales, providing suggestions for alternative destinations to visit, away from the busy tourist hotspots.

"Combining towns and cities, with coast and countryside, soaking up history, culture and British hospitality along the way to truly get to know our amazing isles.

"Domestic tourism, and our cities in particular, need our help right now and what better way to support local businesses, communities and attractions than to explore new places you may not have previously considered.

"Either for a long immersive road trip or a short jaunt, 2021 is the time to tick off the places you’ve been meaning to visit and discover somewhere new.”