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The UK's Best Places to Live in 2021

11 Jun 2021

The UK's Best Places to Live in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the demand for rural properties in the UK, all at the expense of popular city locations. This is to no surprise, especially since the rise of home working. 

There are a number of different factors that are considered when looking at the best place to live. This can include:

  • Affordability 
  • Natural beauty
  • Job opportunities
  • Transport
  • Architecture
  • Safety
  • Leisure

We’ve put together a list of some of the best (and most popular) places to live in the UK in 2021.

Bath, Somerset

Well known for its Roman heritage, classic Georgian architecture and close links to London, Bath is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. The city is synonymous with aspirational property, with beautiful terraces, crescents and streets. It’s the ideal location for those seeking traditional medieval villages. 

Bath became a spa city in the 18th Century, and the populous city has not declined since. Bath has always been a popular city with tourists, and welcomes around 4 million visitors every year. Being just 90 minutes from the city of London and just 15 minutes from London, the city of Bath is also a popular choice for commuters seeking a taste of the English countryside. 

Canterbury, Kent

Booming with countless visitors and ancient history, Canterbury is the place to be. Aside from it’s high-speed commuter links to the capital, Canterbury is the ideal location for those who wish to explore coastal and countryside views. 

Canterbury is infamous for its history, and is home to the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral and the shrine to Thomas Becket. This entices many tourists to flock there, and learn and engage in the religious culture there. 

What’s more, the homes in Canterbury are surprisingly affordable, and the traditional Georgian architecture never fails to disappoint. There are also a wealth of trendy cafes and bars to try in Canterbury, as well as great shopping opportunities. 

Settle, North Yorkshire

Sitting in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales is Settle, a quaint town which offers plenty to those who wish to live there. Just a 40 minute drive from the Lake District, visitors and residents have access to a plethora of magnificent countryside walks and views. 

The traditional stone town centre of Settle is home to a number of individual shops, and offers a wide range of local pubs and restaurants. Settle is the popular choice for both second-homes, and city down-sizers looking to make most of the  great British countryside. 

Lyme Regis, Dorset 

The seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset is always happy, even outside of the bustling summer season. Sitting on the western point of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis boasts character and immense views. The town has strong literary connections which attracts visitors from across the globe. Whilst often perceived as a popular holiday town, Lyme Regis is the perfect place to live if you’re seeking a laid-back lifestyle. 

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