Two North Yorkshire spots named among Britain’s best places to live
Two places in North Yorkshire have been named among the best places to live in Britain.
In the latest Sunday Times rankings, released today (Friday), the overall winner of Best Places to Live 2022 was Ilkley in West Yorkshire.
It was praised for its top schools, interesting shops, spectacular scenery and convenient rail links.
This year York, a former overall winner, didn’t make the list. And Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire was named the best place to live in the North.
But two North Yorkshire places did make it into the list – Harrogate and Hovingham.
For Harrogate, the Sunday Times wrote: “All the fun and fresh air of Yorkshire without any of the gritty bits keep the once-stuffy spa town in high demand among young families, drawn by the lovely parks, excellent schools and the town centre’s shops, cafés and restaurants.”
And it’s Hovingham entry reads: “There’s no more idyllic spot in the bucolic Howardian Hills than this chocolate-box village.
“There’s nothing sleepy about it – the village hall is home to groups and activities of all kinds, there’s a busy village shop and a delightful bakery that serves authentic Swedish cinnamon buns.”
Read the full list on the Times website here.