Rev up your romance with a short break and the freedom of an Avis hire car.
A friend of mine wanted to hire an Avis car to impress his new girlfriend with the most romantic getaway she has ever known – it’s their first trip together, so a big deal breaker. He admits he’s not the most imaginative of people, and asked for help, so I turned to some of our other friends for a run-down of their most romantic drives.
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First on the list was my friend Janet, a true romantic. She suggested coasting through the beautiful landscapes of North Cornwall, on the drive from the beaches of Bude, through pretty Boscastle and on to legendary Tintagel, birthplace of King Arthur. She pointed out that nowhere in England has anything comparable to the rugged, rocky terrain and heart-stopping views, which bring to mind smuggling pirates and Daphne du Maurier. Her boyfriend drove her to the sheer 250-foot-high cliffs by Hells Mouth and proposed on bended knee. She was dizzy with love – or vertigo.
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Some pair the word Scotland with ‘rainy’ and others ‘magnificent’: a real division. Paul is one of the latter, pointing out that the majestic wide open spaces make you feel like there’s no one else there but the two of you. His most romantic drive was with his girlfriend along the A82 from Inverness, all the way along magnificent Loch Ness – taking in the gorgeous villages of Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston, Fort Augustus and Invergarry, a little stone village that looks frozen in time.
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Catherine has two children and a full-time job, and took a moment to register romance on the Richter scale of her life. Then she remembered her most romantic journey by car – along the windswept, deserted Northumberland coast with an ex-boyfriend: 100 miles of pure pleasure… wide, unpopulated beaches overlooked by crumbling castles where you expect to see Colin Firth on a horse galloping towards you. They drove to the ancient sites of Holy Island, Bamburgh and Berwick-on-Tweed, perfect backdrops for a romantic getaway.
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There’s nothing like the romance of the open road paired with the freedom of a car, and these are the locations we’d most like to be found nuzzling up. Tell us where your favourite romantic spots in the UK are.