Bristol has been crowned the best city in the UK to live inPosted on: 26 Mar 2015
This time last year Bristol was a winner in the Sunday Times' Best Places to Live in Britain, praising the city for its great shopping, great scenery and great social scene and we think it's worth reminding everyone about it!
The accolade also said Bristol boasted one of the country's lowest unemployment rates, decent schools, varied and beautiful housing, a buzzy culture and nightlife and access to some fantastic countryside. Also mentioned were Bristol's strong transport links, which will see journey times to London cut to just 80 minutes by 2017.
Other places included in the list were Belfast which was named the UK's Most Optimistic City, Glasgow as the Best for Sport in advance of last summer's Commonwealth Games, and Edinburgh as having the Best City Views.
The list cited Newcastle-upon-Tyne as a city where you can "get a degree in partying" and was crowned the Best for a Night Out. Bristol beat other cities in 2014 when it was also named the "most liveable city" following a study of lifestyle and economic factors in the UK.
Of course, everyone who lives in Bristol would have proudly and emphatically told you that anyway, and it's another undisputed feather in the cap for our city which is positively bulging with culture, art, music, theatre, history, architecture, and a sip or two of Scrumpy. Here's a few links for things you need to know:
Best Bristol Restaurants - click here
Best Bristol Pubs - click here
Accommodation in Bristol - click here
Born and raised in the suburbs of Swansea, Jimmy moved to Bristol back in 2004 to attend university. Passionate about live music, sport, science and nature, he can usually be found walking his cocker spaniel Baxter at any number of green spots around the city. Call James on 078 9999 3534 or email Editor@365Bristol.com.