If you and your partner both share a love for the open road, then a romantic motorhome getaway could be just what you need.
The UK is blessed with some stunning scenery to take in along the way, while there are plenty of romantic hotspots where you can pitch up and call it a night.
However, if you’re setting out to have a bit of special time as a couple, planning is essential – nothing kills romance quite like getting lost or driving without any sense of where you’re going to end up.
You should also make sure you are covered for every eventuality, so that nothing gets in the way of you having an amazing time.
Motorhome insurance might not sound particularly romantic, but you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you have it if you should find yourself in a collision of any sort.
Once you have your motorhome insurance sorted, it’s just a matter of deciding upon a destination. Here’s a bit of inspiration, if you need some:
Do the Titanic experience in Belfast
Titanic Belfast is a breathtaking exhibition comprising of nine interactive galleries, drawing together special effects, dark rides and full-scale reconstructions.
You can spend time exploring the shipyard, taking a trip down to the depths of the ocean and uncovering the truth behind the great legend, in the city where it all began.
If you really want to treat your other half, you could step back in time to a period of luxury, elegance and five-star service with the Titanic Sunday Afternoon Tea.
You can easily spend a full day at Titanic Belfast. But once you’re done, there are many more gems to be found in Northern Ireland’s capital city.
One of the most popular new things to do in Belfast is the Game of Thrones tour. The popular TV series was filmed in the city and across Northern Ireland.
The tour allows you to explore the filming locations with a trek along wild sea cliffs, across rocky beaches, into caves and crumbling medieval ruins.
Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
If the works of William Shakespeare more your thing, then a trip to the playwright’s birthplace should be right up your street.
Every year, millions of people celebrate his life and work, including the ultra-romantic Romeo and Juliet, by visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, typically taking in the house that Shakespeare was born in, the cottage that Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway lived in and watching one of the great man’s works of art at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
When you’ve had enough of the Bard, take a stroll around the mix of independent boutiques of Stratford’s pretty town centre.
Follow in the footsteps of Mr Darcy in Cheshire
In 1995, the BBC’s adaptation of Pride & Prejudice favoured three different locations for Darcy’s Pemberley Estate, with shots of the exterior completed at Lyme Park, Cheshire.
Lyme Park is famous as the location of what quickly became known as the ‘lake scene’ that sees Mr Darcy, played by Colin Firth, emerge from Pemberley’s lake.
Though not a part of the original story, the scene had the effect of simultaneously shocking the fictional Elizabeth, securing the real Firth’s status as a sex symbol and making Lyme Park one of television’s most recognisable backdrops.
Beyond Lyme Park, Cheshire is an area bursting with things to see and do – from exploring gardens to hiking across moors.
Visit some of the UK's most fascinating working museums and discover why Cheshire is synonymous with many industries including salt, silk and cotton.
Buy sweets for your sweet in London
Chocolate is sweetly synonymous with love.
It’s said that the relationship between love and chocolate was instigated by one Richard Cadbury, with his company the first to launch decorated boxes of chocolates to be given as gifts on Valentine’s Day, with the suggestion of saving the boxes as a place to store secret love letters.
To this day, we’re still tied to the idea of chocolate being associated with romance. With that in mind, indulge in an intimate chocolate-making experience.
Melt London run courses held in its beautiful boutiques in the heart of Notting Hill.
Melt's world-class chocolatiers will guide you through all the steps from the raw cocoa bean to being able to hold your very own unique chocolate bar.
We don’t need to tell you about what else London can offer you, once you’ve eaten enough chocolate that you can barely walk.
But if we were to offer you one tip it would be to pick up a London Explore Pass – a flexible multi-attraction pass that allows you to take in the sites that appeal most to you, for an appealing price.
Cut loose in Cornwall
If you don’t want too much of an itinerary, you could take yourself down to Cornwall and just park your motorhome somewhere near the coast and walk for as long as your legs will carry you.
If you want something to work off, pack a picnic and a bottle of something bubbly and cuddle up next to your loved one for an outdoor performance at Cornwall’s legendary Minack Theatre, which is carved into the cliff tops above the panorama of beautiful Porthcurno bay.
With the stars twinkling above you, a cosy blanket wrapped around you and the stage alive with a plot of passion, lust and romance, it’s Cornwall at its most memorable.
Protect your investment with motorhome insurance
Once you’ve decided on the location of your romantic getaway, don’t forget the one thing that one ingredient that will bring a sense of harmony to your trip – motorhome insurance.
Getting the right kind of coverage means you can get on with all your travel adventures knowing you’re protected in the case of the unexpected.
We can provide a range of quotes on specialist motorhome insurance that could provide the following possible benefits*:
- Cover that extends across all countries within the EU
- Up to 6 months for self-restoration
- Up to £3 000 coverage of personal contents
- Cover of a motorhome vehicle up to a value of £150 000
- Unlimited mileage
- Introductory NCB permitted
- Claim and conviction consideration
Get a quote from Motorhome Protect today so you can hit the road worry-free with a smile on your face.
* Policy benefits and features offered may vary between insurance policies and are subject to underwriting criteria.