4 of the most scenic bus routes in England, it's official!
28th May, 2018 in Company News
Four of Go South Coast’s most popular services have been named among England’s six most scenic bus routes.
In the first survey of its kind, Bus Users UK asked passengers to vote for their most spectacular routes - and the Go-Ahead Group owned brands Morebus and Southern Vectis were placed second, third, fifth and sixth in England.
The overall winner was the 840 Coastliner from Leeds & York to Whitby.
“Dorset and the Isle of Wight are incredibly beautiful parts of the country - and we are blessed with the wonderful coast and countryside our routes run through,” said Go South Coast head of communications, Nikki Honer.
“We’ve always felt our buses here operate within some of the country’s most attractive surroundings - and it seems voters in the poll agree with us.
“There are of course other beautiful landscapes across the UK - but the Isle of Wight and Dorset are very special indeed. We’re proud to serve here.
“Those who travel on many of our Breezer services have the opportunity to do so on open-top buses during the warmer months of the year - making the journey even more memorable. And the beautiful weather we’re currently enjoying enhances the experience still further.”
Purbeck Breezer route 50 from Bournemouth to Swanage (placed second) is a bus journey most passengers never forget. It journeys on a scenic trip through the breathtaking Sandbanks, on-board the Sandbanks ferry and through the beautiful beaches and countryside that Purbeck is famous for.
Purbeck Breezer route 40 (placed fifth) travels through Dorset’s rich countryside from Swanage to Poole. The breathtaking Corfe Castle and picturesque market town of Wareham can also be enjoyed along the way.
The Isle of Wight’s Needles Breezer (placed second) includes the cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery - high up to where the vistas out to sea are intoxicating. The service also links Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay, Dimbola Museum and Galleries, and Fort Victoria Country Park.
The Island Coaster (placed sixth) from Yarmouth to Ryde runs between April and September and journeys through the southern coast - with breathtaking scenery and a number of superb locations like the Needles Landmark Attraction, Blackgang Chine and Dinosaur Isle along the way. Tennyson Down and Alum Bay are also along this popular route.
For information about Morebus services, visit morebus.co.uk and for more information about Southern Vectis, please visit www.islandbuses.info