Two Northumberland locations have been named as among the best places to live in Britain, according to a national newspaper.
Rothbury and Low Newton-by-the-Sea are on the list, as part of The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide. The guide is published in two parts and this weekend, it reveals the best places to live in the North-east and Yorkshire, the South-east, East, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Part two, published on Sunday, March 20, will reveal the best places in the South-west, Midlands, London and the North-west, as well as the overall best place to live in the UK.
Joining Rothbury and Low Newton on the list for the best places to live in the North-east and Yorkshire is Harrogate, Chester-le-Street, Durham, Helmsley, Horsforth, Leyburn, Newcastle Quayside, Richmond, Kelham, Skipton, Thirsk, Tynemouth and York. Of these, Low Newton, Rothbury, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Tynemouth and the Quayside have been named as among the best places to live in the UK, while Harrogate, in North Yorkshire, is crowned the Best Place to Live in the North-east of England and Yorkshire.
The annual supplements combine data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance with the local knowledge and expertise of Sunday Times writers to compile the definitive top locations to make your home. The locations 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.
Commenting on The Sunday Times 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."
Readers will be able to join in the conversation online by sharing their favourite places and why they love them using the hashtag #bestplacestolive. The best contributions will appear in next week's Best Places.