Ramsbottom … one of the best places to live in Britain … ‘The Sunday Times’

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Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Ramsbottom has been named among the ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times.

The accolade comes in Part two of ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Live’ guide, which is published on Sunday March 19 2017.

They have considered a wide range of factors, from jobs, exam results and broadband speed to culture, crime levels, community spirit and local shops, transport links and property in order to compile the definitive top locations in Britain.

The Sunday Times Best Places to Live: North West

Place County
Alston Cumbria
Ancoats Manchester
Baltic Triangle Liverpool
Chorlton-cum-Hardy Greater Manchester
Clitheroe Lancashire
Kendal Cumbria
Kirkby Lonsdale Cumbria
Knutsford Cheshire
Lymm Cheshire
Ramsbottom Greater Manchester
Saddleworth Greater Manchester
West Kirby Merseyside

NB: The above table does not represent the ranking order for the region

‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain’ Part 2 is the second in a two-part series. This weekend it reveals the best places to live in the Southwest, East, London, Scotland and the Northwest, as well as the overall best place to live in the UK. Last weekend it revealed the top places in North and North East, Midlands, Northern Ireland, South East and Wales.

Commenting on ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Live’, Home Editor Helen Davies said: “This is the fifth year we have compiled the list, and this year’s is even bigger and better – the guide is more personal, more detailed and more comprehensive than ever before. The list weighs up everything from considering the likely impact of the local plan, to whether the post office is still open, the range of housing, and the quality of the coffee. Numbers on a spreadsheet can only tell us so much, so we carefully balance statistics with our writers’ decades of knowledge and expertise to create the definitive list of the best places to live in the UK.”

Councillor Ian Bevan commented “Ramsbottom has quite rightly become the top “foodie” town in the north west over the last few years. We have a tremendous number of good restaurants, gastro-pubs, tea rooms and independent shops selling a whole range of food.   We have events such as the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival that put our town on the map.  In addition, we have the surrounding pennine hills, good housing and transport links and we cannot forget our top asset, our local residents, who are friendly and go out of their way to help their family, friends and neighbours.”