A picturesque Peak District village has been named one of the top places in the country to live.
Stroud in Gloucestershire was named the overall winner, as it “has all the basics covered in perfect style, but even better it has a strong community spirit and knows how to celebrate all things local”.
Eight places were then nominated for each UK region, with Edale named among the best places to set up home in the Midlands, behind regional winner Stamford.
The Sunday Times said: “In the Midlands, there’s inspiring urban edge on offer in Coventry and Birmingham, but unpretentious rural living is the main attraction in the Midlands, whether in beautiful Stamford, rugged Edale or the muddy lanes of Rutland.”
Other places to feature across the UK include the cities of York and Leeds, north-west winner Altrincham and north and north-east winner Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
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5. Road to Edale at sunset
The Sunday Times says the scenery around Edale is a big draw.
6. Kinder Scout, Edale
The Sunday Times says there aren't many better sights than Kinder Scout and Mam Tor "and there’s nowhere better for a weekend hike than among the dramatic rock formations that line the edges of the Kinder plateau" - but warns weekend hikers "can clog up the lanes with parked cars".
"Independent and lively" Stroud, in Gloucestershire, was named the best place in the UK to live. The Sunday Times said: "The schools are excellent, as are the transport links and the surrounding Cotswold countryside."
The Lincolnshire town of Stafford was named the best to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times, which said: "Thanks to a stubborn marquess, this former wool town has kept its period charms, but its broadband brings it bang up to date."