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And the Best Place to Live in Wiltshire is…

This compact city is arty, off-beat and historic, and yet easy-going. It also has a vibrant art scene and fabulous bijou independent shops and restaurants .

The cricket greens were mown, the pub signs were polished, and it was a tooth-and-nail contest among Wiltshire’s finest towns and villages. But your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live‘ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*…. we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is:


For a small city, there is an abundance of quirky and independent eateries and shops. There’s also the stunning cathedral and a cracking museum alongside punting and Stonehenge, of course, is just down the road.

Read our full Best Places to Live Guide to Salisbury to get a 360 on what makes it so special, and check out the final voting results in full below. In the meantime here are the other winning places to live in Wiltshire:

1/ Salisbury
2/ Marlborough
3/ Malmesbury
4/ Chippenham
5/ Bradford on Avon
6/ Tisbury
7/ Lacock
8/ Corsham

Want a peek over the border at the best places to live in Gloucestershire, Somerset, Hampshire, Dorset or Berkshire or maybe plot the location for your next break or dream holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties.

Don’t agree with the verdict? Let us know in the comments below if you have a gem we’ve missed out and we’ll hotfoot it down there to see if can make the cut for next time.

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