One of Britain's most picturesque racing circuits is also amazingly exciting to drive. Set within acres of parkland, gorgeous Oulton Park has barely a single stretch of track which is truly flat.
The circuit combines a never-ending sequence of climbs, descents and flowing curves. Forget the Nürburgring's carousel - Oulton Park has a banked corner of its own - Shell Oils.
Oulton Park, which hosts the best-attended round of the British Touring Car Championship every year, is just half-an-hour's drive from Manchester and Liverpool.