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Top five scenic road trips for two

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Why not forget your usual affair of flowers and chocolates this year and opt for something a little more memorable like a romantic road trip for two. In honour of Valentine's Day ClickMechanic has found the top five scenic trips and we're delighted to say that Scotland's North Coast 500 made the top spot. We're sure you can see why...

1. Scotland's North Coast 500

North 500Beginning and ending in the northern city of Inverness, this route skirts around the Scottish coast, covering over 500 miles of unparalleled scenery. For more info on this stunning road trip check out our dedicated feature here.

2. The New Forest

New ForestSituated in beautiful and relaxed surroundings, a drive through the New Forest is the perfect option for those city dwellers looking for a quick escape to nature. Less than one minute’s drive from the M27, you’ll find yourself surrounded by picturesque villages and free-roaming wildlife in no time.

3. The Dark Hedges, Ballymore, Ireland

Dark HedgesGuaranteed to impress any Game of Thrones fan, a trip to the infamous ‘King’s Road’ will score you major points. The enchanting avenue of beech trees has become a popular spot for tourists in Northern Ireland and while it cannot be driven down due to recent damage, there is nearby parking available at the Hedges Estate Hotel.

4. The Cotswolds

CotswoldRenowned for its scenic, picture-postcard villages and the natural beauty of its countryside; The Cotswolds is an ideal choice for a road trip. Covering 45 miles, the aptly named Romantic Road takes you through the famed beauty of the Cotswold hill villages, river valleys and charmingly idyllic country pubs. 

5. The Lake District

Lake DistrictWith breath-taking mountainous scenery and vast lakes, the raw, natural beauty of the Lake District is unmatched. For a truly romantic experience, the Keswick to Borrowdale to Buttermere drive covers 38 miles and allows you to take in some of the most stunning sights such as Lodore Falls waterfall and Honister Slate Mine.
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