It may be chilly outside, but the hearts of Britain's lovers are warm – especially as Valentine’s Day approaches. And besides, if our landscapes are frosty and snow-dusted on the big day, it will only add to the romance.

Indeed, with February 14th landing on a Sunday this year, taking your significant other out for a romantic road trip – perhaps as part of a long weekend – is a great idea. But where to go? The UK is blessed with some truly sensational driving routes.

Here we bring you some of the best routes to feed your automotive amour...

Isle of Wight

If you live on the south coast why not take your car on the ferry to the Isle of Wight and experience the dramatic coastline of this charming island?

Glen Coe

Scotland boasts innumerable romantic driving routes, but few can match the awe-inspiring drama of Glen Coe.


Bealach na ba (Pass of the Cattle)

Another superb Scottish driving route, Bealach na ba can be reached by one of the UK's highest roads.

Dark Hedges, Bally Money

Northern Ireland is also home to some wondrous driving routes, including the mystical Dark Hedges in Bally Money.

B4632 Cheltenham to Stratford, Cotswolds

If you live in southern or central England, the Cotswolds offer some old-world charm for you and your loved one.

A470 from Conwy to Merthyr Tydfil

With more castles per square mile than anywhere else on Earth, Wales offers some captivating vistas – ideal for a castle-hopping road trip with your favourite person.

A9 from Stirling to Inverness

Back in Scotland again, the Stirling to Inverness route presents plenty of spell-binding rural beauty.

A87, A863 and A850 around Skye

If your lover has yet to witness the splendour of the Isle of Skye, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to take them.