Ballycastle and Portstewart among Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live in Britain’

The natural beauty of Ballycastle is among its attractions.
The natural beauty of Ballycastle is among its attractions.

Ballycastle and Portstewart have been named among the Best Places to Live in Britain by the Sunday Times.

They are among six locations in Northern Ireland included on the list.

Portstewart Strand is one of six Northern Ireland places on the prestigious list.

Portstewart Strand is one of six Northern Ireland places on the prestigious list.

The accolade comes in part one of The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide, which is published on Sunday (March 12).

The annual supplements combine data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance with the local knowledge and expertise of writers to compile top locations to make your home.

The places were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.

Also listed in the province are Belfast (South); Cultra, Co Down; Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh and Rostrevor, Co Down.

The first in a two-part series reveals the best places to live in the, North and northeast, Midlands, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Part two, published on March 19, will reveal the best places in the Southwest, East, London, Scotland and the Northwest, as well as the overall best place to live in the UK.

Commenting on the Best Places to Live, Home Editor Helen Davies said: “Britain is full of great places to live, and our annual supplement celebrates the richness on offer from bustling market towns and buzzing city centres to sociable suburbs and sleepy hamlets. We go beyond dry statistics, drawing on personal experience and the expertise of our writers, to create the definitive list of the best places to live in the UK.”

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