Take a break - alternatives to motorway services

For some time, I'd been thinking how much nicer it would be, when on a long drive, to pull off the motorway and explore, rather than stop at an anonymous services and have my wallet emptied. In the past, a long drive would mean the day was simply a task to be completed, a bit of a waste really, the stops just necessities for rest and fuel for the body or the car. I endeavoured to try and introduce a few more interesting breaks into my journey. Here maps are your friend, onlin