Loved-up couples can plan a Valentine’s Day getaway that doesn’t break the bank after experts named the eight most romantic drives in Britain.
Motoring experts at LeaseCar.uk have revealed the top eight routes for couples to enjoy a road trip together and explore some of the most scenic destinations in the UK.
They include roads with breathtaking views such as the Three Lochs Forest Drive in Scotland as well as quiet villages in The Cotswolds, where lovers can feel like they’re in the middle of a romantic movie.
While most couples may choose to celebrate the day with a candle lit meal or a trip to their local cinema it doesn’t have to cost very much more to take a romantic UK road trip together.
A drive across these romantic destinations is the perfect way to switch up the usual plans so couples can enjoy a stroll in the great outdoors with a beautiful sunset view.
Tim Alcock from LeaseCar.uk said: “With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s usually a rush to book a table at your favourite restaurant or to order a bouquet of roses at the last minute.
“But to make the most of the special day more affordably, we’ve discovered routes across the country where lovers can enjoy a romantic day together taking in some of Britain’s most breathtaking sights.
“There’s plenty of areas to choose from including Croyde Road, overlooking the North Devon coastline or climbing up to Haytor Rocks off the B3387 to witness a breathtaking view at sunset.”
Here are the eight most romantic drives in Britain by LeaseCar.uk:
- Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds
Often referred to as the Venice of The Cotswold due to its loving atmosphere and scenic views, it’s a popular spot for couples across Britain to visit after coming off the A429. You can enjoy a picnic by the river or have a coffee at the local cafe for a peaceful afternoon trip.
- Haytor Rocks, Dartmoor
With a car park located nearby on the B3387, Haytor Rocks are a short climb up the nearby hills. For thrill-seeking couples, there are various routes to take part in rock climbing, or if you want to relax and enjoy the views, it’s the perfect location to get a shot of the sunset on top of Haytor Vale.
- Croyde Road, Devon
The short road overlooking the North Devon coast has a breathtaking sight of Croyde Bay. Croyde is a popular destination in Devon for many couples wanting to camp under the stars and take a stroll along the bay.
- Coniston Loop, The Lake District
Named one of the most scenic routes in The Lake District, the Coniston loop offers remarkable sights. The loop is around 15.5 miles long but this can be shorter if you want to take on parts of the route by foot.
- Brighton, East Sussex
Coming off the A259, you can stop by one of Britain’s most colourful cities – Brighton. You can stop off for a romantic stroll along the beach to enjoy fish and chips on the sand, or visit the attractions at Brighton’s Palace Pier.
- Three Lochs Forest Drive, Scotland
The seven-mile stretch is a relaxing trip along the A281 in Scotland. You may be able to spot wildlife roaming the area, but keep cautious of any jumping out on the road if you’re taking the route at night.
- Snowdonia (Eryri National Park), Wales
Snowdonia (Eryri) is the largest national park in Wales and is praised as one of the most scenic routes across the nation. Camping sites are dotted across the park and is recommended to visit for a few days to embrace its true beauty.
- Snake Pass, The Peak District
For countryside lovers, it’s the perfect chance to see incredible landscapes. If you carry on the A57 you can reach the summit can get a picture together outside the sign. Be aware of other road users if you stop out to get a closer look at the sights, as the countryside roads are full of tight turns and narrow paths.
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