CHESTER is the only place in Cheshire to feature in a national guide to Great Britain.
The Lonely Planet featured the city in its latest guide to Great Britain.
The guidebooks are a must for travellers and tourists world-wide.
The short introduction to Cheshire refers to the number of footballers who live around and about before summarising: “Cheshire is really just about Chester.
“Marvellous Chester is one of English history’s greatest gifts to the contemporary visitor.”
Architecture features highly in the write-up with Chester listed first in the list ‘for the best examples of cultured Roman life in Britain’.
The Rows, Eastgate Clock, the cathedral, the Grosvenor Museum, Dewa Roman Experience and the Roman amphitheatre are among the sights and activities recommended.
Top picks for eating out include The Old Harker’s Arms, Upstairs at the Grill and the Grosvenor Arkle restaurants.
Special reference is made to the Albion pub as ‘one of the finest pubs in northwest England, precisely because it doggedly refuses to modernise’.
Entertainment-wise the guide champions Chester Racecourse and Chester Zoo.
The Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain is out now priced £16.99.