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Top 5 romantic road trips this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and what better way to celebrate than by taking a #RentalRoadTrip with your loved one? We take a look at five of the most romantic routes in the UK.

1. North Coast 500 (NC500)

If you’re feeling adventurous and have a little time to spare this Valentine’s Day, the NC500 is an excellent choice. Known as Scotland’s answer to Route 66, the NC500 begins and ends in Inverness. It connects some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery, and you’ll see the wilder side of the country with some unforgettable views.

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Car rental is a really popular option for tourists and locals who want to drive the 500-mile coastal route. Plus, you’ll get a 15% discount with Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental if you complete the North Coast 500, which is enough to get anyone’s heart racing.

Closest branch: Inverness.

2. Lake District

The Lake District is England’s largest national park, and is filled with beautiful scenery straight out of a fairytale. Due to its sheer size, you’ve got lots of routes to choose from – and there’s a huge amount of activities, from canoeing and climbing to a cosy afternoon tea.

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For the most stunning drive, we recommend taking the 38-mile route from Keswick to Buttermere. This route offers spectacular views of narrow mountain passes and allows you to stop off at the Lodore Falls waterfall.

Closest branch: Carlisle

3. Cairngorms National Park

For dramatic winter landscapes you can’t beat the Cairngorms. At this time of year you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy winter sports at the world-famous ski centre, or you could wrap up warm and visit the traditional art installations within the park created by the local community. Or you can follow the herd, and make friends with the free-range reindeers!

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Closest branch: Aberdeen/Dundee

4. The New Forest

The New Forest is a great option for couples who are looking to sit back, relax and see where the open road takes them. The area is scattered with picturesque villages and an abundance of wild horses and donkeys who roam freely – so be vigilant on the road! There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from wildlife reserves to motor museums.

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5. Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales is best known for breathtaking scenery and great natural attractions. Visit the Dales Countryside Museum or the Wensleydale Creamery, or explore the historic castles and in and around the National Park, including Bolton Castle, Ripley Castle and Fountains Abbey, with its stunning water garden.

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Closest branch: Leeds/Preston

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