Tourism officials have unveiled a new marketing campaign designed to promote some of England's 'most romantic' cities.

Launched on Valentine's Day, the initiative is focused on six key locations that VisitEngland believes benefit from "spectacular historic settings" and carry a certain romance in the air.

The participating cities are Bath, Chester, London, Oxford, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon and York.

For people planning to take out second home insurance and find a new property elsewhere in the UK, the campaign could provide some inspiration on potential locations.

"Starting in time for the run up to Valentine's Day and Easter, the campaign promotes some of England's most beautiful historic destinations," explained James Berresford, chief executive of VisitEngland.

As part of the campaign, each of the six cities now has a dedicated section on the VisitEngland website.

When visiting such places, the tourism board speculates that couples may like to "stroll hand-in-hand through winding cobbled streets, past ancient architecture glistening in the evening air, discovering cosy inns and inviting restaurants along your way".

Bath is recommended on account of its "Georgian grandeur and ancient Roman design", while Chester is said to offer visitors a "bewitching beauty and unique atmosphere".

Meanwhile, VisitEngland describes Salisbury in Wiltshire as "the city in the countryside", with "breathtaking views" on offer from the tower of its famous cathedral. Oxford is recommended for its impressive architecture and inspiring cultural heritage.

Of course, the romantic credentials of Stratford-upon-Avon are already well established. As the home of Shakespeare, the city is strongly associated with classic love stories such as Romeo and Juliet.