Chester, England: One of the World’s Most Beautiful Towns

Chester is a charming and historic town of around 100,000 people located in northwest England. Not far from Manchester and Liverpool, it was founded by the Romans in the 1st century A.D., when they established a fortress. The town is renowned for its extensive Roman walls, made with local red sandstone.

Chester was recently named the world’s most beautiful city according its percentage of buildings adhering to the “golden ratio.” This article covers Chester highlights and discusses including the town in a northwest England and Wales itinerary.