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Under-The-Radar Destinations In England That Are Just As Fun As London
Built in the first century AD, Chester is a city with distinct character complete with a castle with walls that have literally stood the test of time. Other notable attractions include Chester Roman Amphitheatre, the 1,000-year-old Chester Cathedral, Chester Zoo, and Chester Rows which will provide a unique, vintage shopping trip like none other.
Famously known as the place where Richard III was laid to rest, Leicester is another old city in England that history buffs can't get enough of. Visit King Richard III Visitor Centre, Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens — which features a collection of items that date back to the 1500s — Leicester Market, and the Roman Baths.
Norwich is a blend of ancient and modern features — from Norwich Cathedral, which is about 1,000 years old, to the vast array of lively bars and festivals currently held in the city. Or you can check out one of the many museums like the Air Defence Radar Museum, The Bridewell, Norwich Castle Museum, or Strangers' Hall Museum.
Diehard sports fans will have the time of their lives in Leeds watching rugby at Headingley or football at Elland Road, the home of the world-famous Leeds United Football Club. Nature lovers can travelerblog the Yorkshire Dales National Park while shopping enthusiasts can head to Kirkgate Market, Europe's largest indoor market.
Birmingham is full of fun with a visit to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre for refreshing entertainment, including comedy, dance, live bands, and musicals. Or, visit The National Sea Life Centre and its 360-degree ocean tunnel with amazing sea creatures such as turtles, tropical fish, and rays swimming around you.