If you have finally been able to get a visa for your fiance to join you in the UK after several years or months, There are few things as romantic as spending time planning and going on a road trip with your partner. You get to explore various beautiful locations and get a feel of the people and culture of the country they’ll soon become a part of.
The landscapes of the UK are wonderfully lovely. Therefore, a road trip with your spouse is an excellent way to see the postcard-perfect beauty. From rocky Scotland to dramatic Northern Ireland, wild Wales to lovely England, driving around the UK is superb to view the sites and drink up to its attractions.
In this guide, we’ve listed a few of the options you can consider if you’re planning a road trip with your spouse after sorting your spouse visa application.
- Edinburgh to London
Let’s begin with a cross-country road trip for couples! Drive from London to Edinburgh in a campervan through the Cotswolds, the Peak District, and Northumberland National Park, among other stunning locations. All these tours for couples are designed to maximize the amount of beautiful landscape you get to see, and this one is no exception.
There are 514 miles between London and Edinburgh, which requires a weeklong voyage. From London, head west, then northwest to Oxford, and finally the Cotswolds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (AONB). Then move to the Peak District, Leeds, York, and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hexham in the Northumberland National Park serves as a gateway to Edinburgh. You will surely enjoy these stops.
- Causeway Coastal Route
In Northern Ireland, the Causeway Coastal Route along the north Antrim coast is an outstanding must-do experience for you and your spouse. On the route are the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery, and the beaches of Portrush, Portstewart, and Ballycastle. Make a stop at each of these places and enjoy them.
Once you get to Northern Ireland, either rent a campervan or take a boat there. Plan your trip from Belfast to Portrush (92 miles) to explore the best of the coast.
Pass through Whitehead and Carrickfergus on your way north from Belfast along the eastern coast of Northern Ireland. You can stop at Carnlough, Cushendun, and Ballycastle. They are great places to stop on your journey to Portrush.
- Cotswolds Romantic Road
Twenty thousand people cast their votes over two weeks to choose Cotswolds Road as the most romantic street in Britain in the Google Street View awards in 2011.
It’s not surprising since the street embodies the romantic spirit of England in all of its glory. The charming village of Lower Slaughter is famed for its old-fashioned limestone houses. Two small bridges cross the Eye Brook, which runs through the hamlet. You should visit the Old Mill Museum for a cup of tea and a present from its gift store.
Both loops of the Cheltenham Romantic Road take you through Cheltenham, a beautiful Regency town. “A Road for Today” is the name given to the northern loop, while “A Road for Tomorrow” is the name given to the southern loop. Both routes will take you through the gorgeous English countryside on winding country roads. Lower Slaughter is about an hour and a half drive from Birmingham.
- District National Park
Three of Britain’s most magnificent national parks await you on the continent of the United Kingdom. Keswick, one of the key cities in the Lake District National Park, is the starting point of your trip through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Peak District.
The Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Aira Force Waterfall, Ullswater, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, and Kendal are some Lake District highlights. Ingleton, Hawes, Aysgarth Falls, and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can all be found in the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the south.
The ferry ride from Belfast to the Lake District in Northern Ireland is 205 miles round trip. To get to Anglesey Island, you can take a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in the Republic of Ireland, about a two-hour drive from Northern Ireland (Belfast to Dublin: 105 miles).
- North Wales wilderness
Rhyl, a beach resort town in North Wales, is another perfect starting point for road trips from the north of England. If you want to trek the Offa’s Dyke Path, North Wales Path, or Clwydian Way, Prestatyn, a four-mile drive from Rhyl, is a good starting point. Or you may drive 11 miles to Denbigh, the county seat, to begin your journey.
Take a scenic drive from Rhyl to Colwyn Bay, where you’ll find Conwy Castle. You may reach Snowdonia National Park via the Isle of Anglesey and Betws-y-Coed. In addition to the Llechwedd Slate Caverns and the Ffestiniog Railway, the old slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is a worthwhile stop.
If your spouse is far away in another country, but you’ll love to enjoy a road trip through Britain sometime soon, you should start working on a spouse visa or fiance visa application as quickly as possible.
Find an immigration lawyer to seek advice on how this works, and while you’re still on your application, you can continue researching and planning your trip.