Norfolk named classiest county in Britain

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Norfolk named classiest county in Britain


Residents of Norfolk are celebrating after the area came top in the Daily Telegraph's list of Britain's top 20 classiest counties.

The paper revealed that when it comes to property and lifestyle, Norfolk comes out on top.

It said: "It hardly needs Sandringham to give Norfolk the cachet of a superior address. The whole county oozes class, the Broads as gorgeous as ever and ultra-trendy towns such as Burnham Market attract a sophisticated set from London. "

Gloucestershire was left snapping at its heels in second place. A favourite with the Royals, Prince Charles has a home there at Highgrove, and its "highly cosmopolitan" towns like Cheltenham as well as the "beautiful Cotswolds countryside" are highlighted.

North Yorkshire, Berkshire and Fife rounded up the top five classiest county hotspots.

Cornwall came in at number 13. The Telegraph said: "Britain's southernmost county is a place of timeless enchantment. It is beloved of artists and holidaymakers alike."

Jonathan Cunliffe of Savills Truro added: "Properties on the Fowey estuary are particularly good value.

"You don't need to have millions, you just have to look in the villages where there are smaller properties near the waterfront."

Pembrokeshire was seen as up and coming, and placed in the 17th spot. The Telegraph wrote: "The county is known as Little England Beyond Wales. But the sobriquet hardly does justice to an area with some of the best beaches in Britain, as well as its smallest city, St David's."

Carol Peett of the County Homesearch Company said: "House prices have not yet seen the same rate of growth as London and the South East, but there has been a huge increase in activity, so now is the time to buy."

According to the Metro, some readers took to Twitter to share their opinion of the list, with one baulking at the fact Leicestershire made it in at number 20. Lucy Schofield wrote: "How is Leicestershire number 20? Lol, obvs never been there."


Do you agree with the list? Are there any missing that should have made it? And are there some that shouldn't be on there? See it in full below:

Britain's Top 20 Classiest Counties

Britain's Top 20 Classiest Counties


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