6 of the most romantic places to visit on a road trip in Scotland

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by Hertz - 03 July 2017

Planning a romantic getaway? Here are our picks of some must-visit places and you’ll fall head over hills on your next road trip to Scotland.

Skye

Renowned for its beautiful scenery, wildlife and host of outdoor activities, Skye is a must-visit if you’re heading to Scotland. The island boasts some impressive formations such as the sea cliff Kilt Rock and Quiraing. Keen walkers will be in their element, while those who want to relax can opt for a river cruise while spotting the local wildlife.  

For your sat nav: IV49 9AB

Nevis Range

One for the adrenaline-junkie couples; in the heart of the Scottish highlands and just seven miles from Fort William, you can experience an array of blood-pumping activities here. From high-wiring through the trees and mountain biking, to paragliding and forest walks, you won’t run out of things to do together. For the ultimate romantic moment, take the two-people scenic chair and be blown away by the views.

For your sat nav: PH33 6SQ

Isle of Mull

If you’re in search of a getaway where you can hit the beach, then the Isle of Mull won’t disappoint. With several secluded beaches to discover, you’re likely to have the place to yourself. Take a picnic, as many beaches don’t have cafés or restaurants nearby. Eas Fors waterfall and Calgary Bay are also well worth visiting.

For your sat nav: PA75 6QA

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

For those in need of some solitude, head for the national park. Loch Lomond is the UK’s largest expanse of water on the mainland. If you’re a keen camper, you’ll want to make the most of the wild camping at the park. Note that due to new laws, you may need a camping permit, depending on the time of year you’re visiting and where you plan to camp: find out more here. You and your partner can gaze at each other under the impressive dark skies – Scotland has some of the most amazing dark skies in the whole of Europe with hundreds of stars visible to the naked eye on a clear night. During the day, there is plenty to do in the park, including horse riding, cruising on the loch or simply enjoying the wonderful waterfalls and scenery together.

For your sat nav: G83 8EG

Glencoe

For an unforgettable break, head for the hills of Glencoe. The drive from Glasgow takes just over two hours, and is well worth it for the spectacular scenery along the way. Make the most of your Hertz car while you’re here by driving a scenic route and taking in just some of the breathtaking landscape. Film fans may recognise some of the areas of Glencoe from scenes in Skyfall, Braveheart and Harry Potter.

For your sat nav: PH49 4HX

Eilean Donan Castle

One of the most visited castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle is definitely one for the road-trip bucket list. Surrounded by water where three lochs meet, the iconic castle has seen many changes since it was first inhabited in the 6th century. The castle we see today (it’s actually the fourth castle to be re-built over the years) was re-opened in 1932. You can enjoy strolling the grounds, there’s a visitor centre with tourist information on the area, coffee and gift shops and it’s the perfect location for an overnight stay if you have some extra time. Guests can stay in either the holiday cottage or the apartments overlooking the castle.

For your sat nav: IV40 8DX

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