5 romantic drives for Valentine’s Day

08 Feb 2024

From jaw-dropping landscapes, to the home of Mr. Darcy – 5 romantic road trips (and where to charge your EV)

Valentine’s Day is coming – and your EV and romantic escapes are a match made in heaven. To help you start planning, here are five idyllic destinations for inspiration, with nearby bp pulse charging sites picked out, so you’ll know in advance where we’ll be when you need us.

Tip: We’ve suggested nearby chargers, but you could find somewhere even more handy with our bp pulse app. With filters to find the exact charger speed and connector type you fancy, plus a real-time status map to show where you can start charging promptly, it helps tailor-make your get-away.

1. The Scottish Highlands, Scotland

With rugged mountain ranges and tranquil lochs under wide open skies, Scottish road trips offer a host of romantic backdrops. Visit areas like Glen Coe and Loch Ness for captivating scenery, historic castles, and the enchanting atmosphere of the Scottish countryside.

Nearby EV charging: BP Longman SF Connect, 22-24 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1RY

2. The Cotswolds, England

If a romantic setting of village greens, honey-coloured villages and rolling hills sounds good to you, you’ll find it all in the six counties that make this south-central spot famous for classic English charm.

Nearby EV charging: Ashchurch SF Connect, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, GL26 6JN

3. York, North Yorkshire

This scenic medieval walled city is a lovely spot to explore with someone special, with intimate restaurants, gentle river cruises on the Ouse and cobbled streets to delight at every turn.

Nearby EV charging: Monks Cross Hyperhub, Martello Way, Huntington, Y032 9JU

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And make those special breaks and enjoyable charging experiences go hand-in-hand.

4. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

This beautiful stately home will enchant sweethearts, with stunning works of art inside, and a sculpture garden and rolling pastoral estate bursting with life outside. The house served as the backdrop for Mr. Darcy's residence, Pemberley, in the 2005 film adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Nearby EV charging: Soresby Street Car Park, Rose Hill East, Chesterfield, S40 1NU

5. Dartmoor, Devon

Nature-loving couples will fall head over heels with the ancient woodlands, natural granite tors and babbling streams of this national park, with a starlit sky or roaring pub fire a perfect end to your day.

Nearby EV charging: Bovey SF Connect, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6SJ

You'll find lots of our chargers near cafes, shops and restaurants, so you can treat your special one with gifts, Valentine’s cards, and a coffee while you charge.

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