CHESTER has been crowned as Great Britain’s Best Christmas town of 2007.
The national search, led by Best Western Hotels, revealed the ancient Roman city as Great Britain’s favourite festive destination.
The presentation was made by the Director of Christmas at Best Western Hotels, Declan Austin to the Town Crier of Chester, David Mitchell.
Chester was selected because it offers a unique blend of medieval atmosphere and modern entertainment throughout the Christmas period.
Declan said: “My job is to make sure no humbugs spoil the festive fun as well as working with Santa’s little helpers to scour the nation and find the perfect winter wonderland.
“We had many nominations but with everything from Christmas markets and mulled wine to log cabins and Frost Fairs, Chester goes that extra mile and really is full of season’s greetings and glad tidings.”
Other towns and cities that made the top 10 include: Battle (East Sussex) Belfast, York, Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Lincoln, Ashbourne, and Delph.