We made our first visit to New Hampshire on a brisk spring weekend and discovered a state dotted with friendly towns. For a Brit there’s something reassuring about the preponderance of English town names here (Manchester, Portsmouth, Dover, Plaistow, Kingston, Salisbury, Nottingham, Epping) though at some point you start to wonder if the early settlers had a single original idea in their head. Perhaps they just couldn’t bear to be so far away from home – in which case why did they leave? We decided to stay in Dover which, unlike its English counterpart, is not by the sea or the owner of impressive white cliffs though it does have a nice river running through it.
Travel Tip We stayed at the Days Inn right in the center of Dover. It’s not the Four Seasons but it’s cheap-as-chips, serves a free breakfast, and is within walking distance of everything in Dover you might want to see.