Romantic road trips in England

With lockdown guidance lessening, you might be thinking about getting away from the house for a while with your special someone. There are lots of amazing places you can go with the new found freedom and we thought we’d give you some ideas for romantic road trips in the UK. 

Check out some of the places you could visit on a romantic road trip in England that takes you away from London for a while. We start close to home and spread out further across the country.


Get yourself down to the beach after such a long time in the city! Driving down to Brighton is a popular trip for Londoners as it’s easy to do in a day. You can take a romantic stroll on the beach or along the cliffs and share some fish and chips in the sun. 


The Cotswolds are a sensational rural retreat for Londoners looking for romance. Take the time to drive The Romantic Road through the countryside and spot lots of medieval relics on your way. You can complete the circular route in a day, but it’s much nicer if you take a couple to really enjoy the route and the beauty spots along the way.

Want to travel more sustainably? Check out these tips.

village in the cotswolds on a romantic road trip


Along the south west, there is the fantastically long Atlantic Highway, less romantically known as the A39. You’ll get to see big sweeps of the Cornish coast with some amazing castles, beaches and there’s even the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic to enjoy along the way.


There are lots of romantic spots to visit in Norfolk, and it’s definitely a must if you’re planning a break away with your special someone. Travel up from London should take a little more than two hours depending where you’re starting from. You can spend time in the Norfolk Broads with your partner, wander around the impressive cathedral in Norwich and spend time on the beach.

Peak District 

Drive through the dramatic Pennines and test your driving skill on Snake Pass, a road that constantly features in lists of the best roads to drive in the Britain. Take a stroll across Bakewell’s famous Love Lock Bridge, help each other up one of the three peaks, and make sure you take time to enjoy the beautiful stars when the sun goes down too! 

Wondering what tunes to have on while you drive? Check out our tips for the ultimate road trip playlist.

mam tor country road

Yorkshire Moors 

There are some incredible places to visit in the North Yorkshire Moors, with some beautiful places to walk with your loved one. Explore historic market towns, impressive ruined abbeys and castles, and spend time in the protected national park. 

Lake District 

The Lake District is an incredibly romantic place to wander together. It’s a big drive, a little more than 5 hours from London, but you are sure to have an incredible trip. As well as the unspoiled beauty of the national park and stunning lakeside walks, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter and get to enjoy rural life. 


Really escape city life and travel into the wilds of Northumberland with its stunning landscape, magnificent beaches and living history. Explore Holy Island before it gets shut off by the tide, discover impressive castles, and take in incredible architecture. It’s a big drive from London, but it’s so worth it!

There are lots of wonderful places you can visit now that the lockdown is easing across England. Make the most of the sunny weather and head out with your special someone on a romantic road trip.

Hire a car for the trip

Travel in comfort and luxury in a car from the Meashams fleet. We have a great range of models for you to choose from and offer flexible hire periods. 

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