berkeleyroadtreesA Bristol neighbourhood has ranked in the top five places to live in the whole of the South West region in a prestigious list. The leafy suburb of Bishopston is fourth in The Sunday Times’ list of the best places to live in the South West.


The neighbourhood is the only area of Bristol to make the top 11, with Bridport in Dorset in third, Cornwall’s Bodmin Moor in second and Frome in Somerset ranked number one. As a result, the 11 areas have all made The Sunday Times’ Best Places to Live in Britain.

The list was decided by a panel of experts and using “hard data and on-the-ground experience”.

A statement about Bristol’s inclusion in the list from the newspaper read: “Not everyone was thrilled that Bristol was named as the Best Place to Live in Britain last year, with some fearing that an influx of Londoners would damage its distinct creativity and sense of community.

“Yet it remains one of the most exciting and energetic places in the country.”

The Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain covers the North and Northeast, Midlands, Northern Ireland, Southeast, Wales, Southwest, East, London, Scotland and the Northwest. It also reveals the overall best place to live in the UK.