It’s official – Clitheroe is top place to live

Clitheroe from the castle.
Clitheroe from the castle.
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CLITHEROE is one of the top 10 places to live in the North West according to a new guide published by The Sunday Times.

The Sunday Times Best Places to Live, published in The Sunday Times on Sunday will reveal the little Nirvanas dotted across the UK.

The comprehensive two-part guide will take a wide range of elements into account including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures. Each area is also assessed on its own assets, whether it has a local festival, fascinating architecture or proximity to an airport.

The guide names the 10 most desirable locations in the North West as: Kendal in Cumbria, Crosby in Merseyside, Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, Heswall in the Wirral, Chester in Cheshire, Clitheroe, Northwich and Hale in Cheshire, Didsbury, in Manchester and Ramsbottom in Lancashire.

The publication is edited by Sunday Times associate editor and regular broadcaster Eleanor Mills. As author of the Beyond the Brochure property column she has visited every corner of the country to assess the pros and cons of relocating.

Eleanor said: “Scampering around Britain for my column I find there are particular bits of our crowded island which always retain a particular attraction for people. We have built on this basic information to create a definitive guide. The Sunday Times Best Places to Live will prove invaluable for anyone starting a family, retiring, or simply considering a move.”

The Sunday Times Best Places to Live will run across two weekends, this Sunday and then Sunday March 24th in The Sunday Times Home. As well as an overall national winner (announced in the first issue) the guide will announce the top 10 places in nine regions around the country.

Additionally, The Times will be reviewing locations based on a range of categories starting on Monday until Saturday March 23rd. Categories will include best towns, villages, coolest places, the top locations to have a second home and more.