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Winchester Named Best Place to Live

Published: 21 March 2016
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Sunday Times Votes Winchester 'Best Place to Live'

On 20th March The Sunday Times published their annual list of the Best Places to Live in Britain, and Winchester came out as number one in the whole country, with it's outdoor spaces, community spirit and quality of living.

The Sunday Times launched a survey to find out the best places to live in Britain. Winchester won with their fabulous mix of history, shopping, countryside and accessibility.

The article describes the city as ‘a historic, cultured foodie hub with fine period architecture and a decent selection of independent stores,’ and goes on to talk about the joys of its Georgian buildings, and other landmarks, such as the Cathedral and Winchester College.

The Hat Fair, with which the School of Art is heavily involved, receives an honourable mention, along with the many other festivals that make the city such a lively cultural centre.

Interviewed for the article, Eleanor Dodd of Chesil Rectory praises the city which provides a home for her restaurant, describing some of its many benefits, and adds, “The students at the university and the School of Art add vibrancy – it could get a bit twee otherwise.”

Overall, the article describes the city which is so beloved by our students and our staff. It is a welcoming place where ancient history and modern life exist comfortably side-by-side, providing an interesting and exciting location to live, work and study.

The Winchester School of Art is situated in the heart of the City of Winchester and our students benefit greatly from the rich cultural history and fantastic hospitality of this southern england city.

The full Sunday Times article can be read online (though from behind a paywall)

And the BBC’s (free) report on the article can be found online by clicking here

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