Where is the best place to live in the UK?

Published: 20/03/2017

Bristol is the best place in the UK to live, according to The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide.

The guide described Bristol as “a small city that feels like a big city” and praised it for its “handily placed for seaside and scenery, but hardly cut off from the rest of the country”.

"There are jobs – lots of them glamorous, creative, hi-tech and professional – the food and drink are great, and it crams in all the culture you could wish for," it adds.

Other positive attributes mentioned includes Bristol’s impressive schools, great culture, exciting redevelopment and community spirit.

Emma Coffey, property guru at Goldsmith Williams Solicitors, said:

“Having recently visited Bristol myself, I can definitely confirm that the city is indeed a vibrant place to be! It’s beautiful, cool and classy, just as The Sunday Times has reported in its recent guide.

“If you are thinking of relocating to Bristol or beyond and are in the market to purchase or sell a home to live or let, I would always advise enlisting the assistance of experiences property professionals including solicitors and advisors, to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

“The property market is uncertain currently, but that is no reason to delay a move, as long as you have the right team by your side.”

Best places to live by region:

Ballycastle - Northern Ireland

Cowbridge - Wales

Frome - South West

Knutsford - North West

Newcastle Quayside - North and North East

North Berwick - Scotland

Peckham - London

Shipston-on-Stour - Midlands

Wadhurst - South East

Woodbridge - East

Content correct at time of publication

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