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Those responsible for promoting Chester to the wider world, insist it has rightfully earned its place as one of the "prettiest" cities in Europe.
The North West city beat both Venice and Prague, in a survey of American tourists by the USA Today newspaper.
Marketing chiefs say it is "no real surprise":
An online poll of American tourists has rated Chester as a "prettier" European destination than Venice.
The survey, by the USA Today newspaper, also sees the North West city outrank the Czech capital Prague by one place.
We asked for your tweets on whether Chester wins in the beauty stakes.
Here are some of them.
Chester is the fifth "prettiest" city in Europe, according to an American newspaper.
USA Today asked its readers to vote for the continent's most attractive destinations.
The result says the North West city is more attractive than both Venice and Prague.
The paper says of Chester: "Roman walls surround a charming collection of Tudor and Victorian buildings, and a delightful shopping district filled with half-timbered shops. It's reminiscent of a Grimm tale."
Even Venice's Bridge of Sighs could not apparently top that.
You can read more about USA Today's survey here.