With its glorious cities, quaint market towns, and stunning national parks – there’s not one place in Yorkshire that doesn’t make us proud of God’s Own Country. Not only do we have award-winning food, beaches and hotels, but we have some of the most beautiful naturally beautiful locations the world has to offer. So, it’s not a surprise when a range of Yorkshire’s places feature in The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live in the North & Notheast.
Seven of Yorkshire’s towns and cities featured in this year’s list. Ilkley took the top spot for the best place to live in the North and Northeast of England. The Sunday Times cited the town ‘eco-conscious attitude along with its ‘good sense of humour with good looks’ as the reason for it making the top spot.
Check out what other Yorkshire towns made the list below:
1. Easingwold, North Yorkshire
Picked as a place where a family could ‘put down proper roots’, its secondary schools and the Howardian Hills are put pulled The Sunday Times to this picturesque market town.
2. Chapel Allerton, Leeds
Chapel Allerton is a great suburb in the city of Leeds. It has an abundance of independent shops such as a butcher’s, a fishmonger’s, a cheesemonger’s, a card shop, and the Little Bookshop. All of which means meaning you never have to travel far to do your shopping in this burb.
3. Masham, North Yorkshire
Set in the beautiful Wensleydale region, this market town is deep within the Yorkshire Dales, while still being accessible as the nearest city, Yorkshire’s smallest, Ripon isn’t too far away.
3. Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire
With great links between Manchester and Leeds, there is no surprise this beautiful town in the Pennines is a popular choice. The town also has a great little pizzeria, Anellos – which is one of our favourite places to visit in West Yorkshire.
4. Todmorden, West Yorkshire
Fast becoming a popular choice with city-dwellers looking for a commutable town, Todmorden has a similar vibe to the hipster central ‘Hebden Bridge. Its ‘lofty former mills’ are also a real pull for people looking to leave the city. So, it’s not surprising that it features in The Sunday Times best places to live in the North& Northeast of England.
5. York, North Yorkshire
The idyllic, cobbled stoned city of York seems to always squeeze itself on to these lists, and it’s no surprise. It is a beautiful place to visit with all the conveniences of city living while still managing to have a community feel to it.