Best Places to Live 2023

Overall winner

Rolling hills, glittering night skies and a thriving high street — the Sussex market town has it all

Best Places to Live winners

Wadhurst, East SussexSoutheast
Chichester, West SussexSoutheast
Cirencester, GloucestershireSouthwest
Crouch End, LondonLondon
Donaghadee, Co DownNorthern Ireland
Dunkeld, PerthshireScotland
Leamington Spa, WarwickshireMidlands
Liverpool: Waterloo and ToxtethNorthwest
Ruthin, DenbighshireWales
Saffron Walden, EssexEast
Whitley Bay, Tyne and WearNorth and Northeast

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Regional winners

Chichester, West Sussex
Chichester, West Sussex

Best in the Southeast

Feel young at heart in historic surroundings in this cultured harbour town close to the South Downs

Crouch End, London
Crouch End, London

Best in London

A creative edge and friendly neighbours give this lofty northern enclave social capital in the capital

Donaghadee, Co Down
Donaghadee, Co Down

Best in Northern Ireland

Life’s a (sandy) beach in this sociable and scenic northeastern hotspot — just get a dog to fit in

Dunkeld, Perthshire
Dunkeld, Perthshire

Best in Scotland

With one of the best and most bountiful high streets in the country, this stylish village takes the Scots’ bonnet


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