5th Prettiest City in Europe

Chester has been voted 5th prettiest city in Europe in an online poll of USA today and 10best.com readers, beating prague, venice and Paris.

The article explained: “In Chester, Roman walls surround a charming collection of Tudor and Victorian buildings and a delightful shopping district filled with half-timbered shops reminiscent of a Grimm tale.

“There’s not a modern structure in sight, making Chester one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Cheshire.”

The full top ten list:

1. Riga, Latvia

2. Bergen, Norway

3. Innsbruck, Austria

4. Dubrovnik, Croatia

5. Chester, England

6. Prague, Czech Republic

7. Budapest, Hungary

8. Santorini, Greece

9. Venice, Italy

10. Bruges, Belgium