Edinburgh crowned UK’s best place to live

  • List.co.uk
  • 18 October 2007

Edinburgh is the best place to live in the UK, according to Kirsty Allsopp and Phil Spencer on Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location.

The annual survey for the Best and Worst Live! programme saw the Capital knock last year’s winner – Winchester – into second place.

The presenters list walking on the Crags and Arthur’s Seat, shopping at Harvey Nichols and visiting the botanical gardens as some of the top things to do.

Edinburgh’s museums, galleries and low crime also helped drive up the city’s status.

Mr Spencer said: ‘There is such a huge variety of things to see and do in Edinburgh – from amazing architecture, fabulous scenery and beautiful walks to exclusive shops, Michelin-starred restaurants and world-class events and festivals.

‘It’s no wonder the city is the top place to live in the UK.’

The only other place in Scotland to make the top 20 was East Dunbartonshire, which ranked 11th.

Middlesbrough meanwhile was named the UK’s worst place to live, with high crime levels, health problems and poor education results.

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