Ramsbottom Named As One Of The Best Places To Live In Britain

The Sunday Times have published their list of the best places to live in Britain and Ramsbottom has appeared for the second year in a row.

Ten locations in the Northwest of England have been named among the Best Places to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times. In addition, the guide has named Kirkby Lonsdale as the Best Place to Live in the Northwest of England.

The accolade comes ahead of the full reveal of The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide, including the overall winner, which is published on Sunday, April 14. The supplement assesses a wide range of factors, from employment, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops, in order to compile the definitive top locations to live.

It's the second year in a row that Ramsbottom has appeared on the list and in the last 12 months the town has received quite a lot of national press attention for it's offering of local shops and restaurants.

The full list (not in order of ranking) for the North West is below and also lists average house prices. 




Top of the range

Kirkby LonsdaleCumbria


(£575 pcm)



(£730 pcm)


(£980 pcm)


Altrincham, Cheshire


(£945 pcm)



(£1,300 pcm)



(£2,020 pcm)


Bollington, Cheshire


(£705 pcm)




(£860 pcm)





Cartmel, Cumbria


(£645 pcm)



(£745 pcm)



(£815 pcm)


Knutsford Cheshire


(£955 pcm)


(£1,165 pcm)



(£1,470 pcm)


Liverpool: Aigburth


(£645 pcm)


(£1,000 pcm)



(£1,190 pcm)


Manchester: Ancoats


(£1,020 pcm)




(£995 pcm)

Manchester: Levenshulme


(£645 pcm)



(£1,175 pcm)



(£1,090 pcm)


Ramsbottom, Lancashire


(£560 pcm)


(£750 pcm)



(£1,125 pcm)


West Kirby, Merseyside


(£695 pcm)



(£885 pcm)


(£1,495 pcm)

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