It was my first trip to Chester but I felt a distinct case of déjà vu. It was like someone had taken the best bits from cities around the UK and spliced them together. The Roman walls could’ve been from York, the riverside from Bath, the cathedral from Canterbury and the canalside from Birmingham. It was like a highlights reel from my weekend break guides!
There’s a whole list of must-see English destinations that pull in visitors from around the world – London, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Manchester, Liverpool, York. But there’s a lot more to the country than the famous spots, and if you loved Oxford’s colleges or the Lake District’s scenery, then there’s bound to be another similar place you might like just as much but don’t know about yet.