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10 Top Places to Live in UK

Written by Scott Walker on Fri 30 Sep 2011
10 Top Places to Live in UK

The best places to live in britain
So you want to know the top best places to live in UK? It all depends on what you are looking for in a good place to live. Suppose you love the city, then living in the lovely rolling countryside of the lakes might sound like a nightmare to you! But we all appreciate beauty and ballance, and low crime rates.
This list of 10 Top Places to Live in UK will give an all round view of the best places to live in Britain.
As we get started with the 10 Top Places to Live in UK, we have tried to include the best possible information about the area, country side, transport, city and more. Lets start with Number 10 of our top places to live!
10. Caterbury
Visit Canterbury
Best For: Theatres and Historic Buildings

Caterbury is up first on our countdownn to the 10 top places to live. Caterbury actually includes the historic City of Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay. There are plenty of theatres, and shops for the shopaholics, as well as places to visit at the coast and plenty of lovely country side. Are you the festive type? Then theres the Canterbury Festival at Canterbury. Kent's international arts festival is the highlight of the city's cultural calendar. The festival features over 200 events featuring top international names in live music, theatre, comedy, dance, literature and visual arts. This truely is a top place to live.
9. West Oxfordshire
Visit Oxfordshire
Best For: Natural Beauty and Transport

If you like your country side, but also like to be connected to the outside world, this is definatly one of the top place to live in the UK. The area includes the towns of Woodstock, Chipping Norton, Charlbury, and Witney. With an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering a lot of the district, you will surley be in your element! The Cotswolds attracts 38 million visitors a year.

If you need to travel from your home to other cities, there are plenty of connections via road (A40/M40 and A34) and train (regular train services to London and Birmingham can be caught from Charlbury, Hanborough and Kingham).
8. Cotswold
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7. Breckland
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6. South Oxfordshire
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5. North Norfolk
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4. Hart
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3. Highland
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2. South Lakeland
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And in #1 of the Top Places to Live in UK...
1. York
Visit York
Best For: Historic Buildings, Dining, Plenty to See and Do

Here we have the historic City of York. Home to York Minster, the largest Medieval Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, it is a city that boasts a diverse blend of breathtaking historic attractions, museums, galleries, parks and gardens, with designer shopping, an overwhelming selection of venues for drinking and dining, a three-screen cinema, and three theatres, which regularly host touring companies and live entertainment from all over the country.

Located only 40 miles from the fishing villages of the Yorkshire coast, and halfway between Edinburgh and London, there are fast, regular train services to both cities, placing the capital a mere two hours away. Other major metropolitan centres, such as Leeds and Manchester, are reachable in between 30 and 90 minutes respectively
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