Shrewsbury has once again been named as one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Rubbing shoulders amongst the likes of York, Bury St Edmonds, Dundee and overall winner, Salisbury, Shrewsbury was highlighted as one of the best places to live in the Midlands region.

Shrewsbury was described as “an exceptionally attractive, defiantly unaffected town with an award-winning market and sweeping views” by the judging panel who used their own expert knowledge alongside statistics, including house prices.

Seb Slater, Executive Director of Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District), which promotes Shrewsbury, represents business and delivers innovative projects to support and enhance the town centre, said it was great news.

“Anyone who visits Shrewsbury cannot fail to be charmed by its blend of historic architecture, independent shops and vibrant atmosphere,” he said.

“Everyone who lives and works here is understandably proud of Shrewsbury, so it’s lovely to have that rewarded on a national stage.

“Judges highlighted the excellent array of independent shops, bars and restaurants, the high quality schools, community events and the award-winning market hall as being integral to Shrewsbury’s appeal.

“The Sunday Times guide to the best places to live in the UK is a respected publication, so it’s a real boost for everyone connected with Shrewsbury to be included in the list. Shrewsbury was also named in the list last year, so to be included twice in a row is fantastic.”

View the full list and read what The Sunday Times wrote about Shrewsbury by clicking here.