We knew it all along, Swansea is the most beautiful city in the UK
- We knew it all along, Swansea is the most beautiful city in the UK
Swansea has been named the most beautiful city to live in the UK, according to a new study.
The research, carried out by web-blinds.com, ranked Swansea ahead of Plymouth, Derby, Bristol and Brighton.
Sunrise at Langland Bay (credit Phil Rees)
The research evaluated a total of 175 different statistics about the top 25 most populated UK cities.
It took into account criteria that people wanting to relocate considered when searching for a new home.
This included proximity to the sea, the average amount of rainfall and sunshine, the number of parks per 10, 000 people and the number of National Trust sites nearby.
Mumbles Pier (credit Joanne Adlam)
Kirsty Martin, spokeswoman for Web-Blinds.com, said: "All too often when looking to purchase a new property, one can get caught up in the financial aspects without taking time to look at the bigger picture and appreciate the true beauty of the surrounding area.
"This is why we wanted to take into account such details as the natural surroundings, weather patterns and proximity to the ocean when compiling our top five most beautiful cities.
"Swansea, Derby, Plymouth, Bristol and Brighton each bring their own unique elements of beauty for those who choose to reside in them, making each one an ideal choice for those looking to settle down in a picturesque location but with all the benefits of the big city."