4 breathtaking drives in the UK to take this Valentine’s Day

If you’re a fan of the long romantic drive, try one of these road trips for breathtaking views and natural wonder.

With so much countryside ripe to be explored, why not take a romantic rural drive this Valentine’s Day?

Compare The Market helped us round up the most breath-taking drives across the UK.

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1. Bealach na Ba in Wester Ross, Scotland

This drive is not for the faint-hearted but trust us - the hairpin bends are worth it.

The route starts at sea level in Kishorn but by the time you reach the summit you’ll be over 2,000 feet up with views of the Isle of Skye, Rum and other islands in the Outer Hebrides.

If you’re lucky you might even spot a golden eagle.

2. Black Mountain Pass, Brecon Beacons

 

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Stretching 27 miles, this dramatic route once featured on Top Gear.

Take in the spectacular castle at Llandovery before setting off over the Brecon Beacons.

Along the way you’ll find plenty of spots to have a picnic, see the wandering sheep and if you take a pair of binoculars, you might even see red kites soaring overhead.

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3. St Ives to Land’s End, Cornwall

 

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Swap mountain tops for sea views and take in all the beauty the Cornish coast has to offer.

Cornwall has long been a favourite staycation spot for tourists and there’s so much to see you might even want to think about turning your drive into a road trip spread across a few days.

There’s cliff tops, sandy beaches, ancient burial grounds and if you hop out of the car you might even find a few spots for dolphin and seal watching.

4. Cheddar, Somerset

 

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A visit to the beautiful village of Cheddar wouldn’t be complete without a journey up the B3135.

Running right through Cheddar Gorge, driving is one of the best ways to take in all its glory.

The route is lined with rock formations and cliff edges and it doesn’t take a geologist to appreciate the breathtaking landscape.

What are your favourite driving routes? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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