It’s the festive season and where would you most like to be living right now?
Well, Norfolk locations seem to regularly top the British charts when it comes to favourite places to live and shop at this time of year.
Last year, Norwich was also named as one of this country’s 15 best high streets “where Christmas shopping is a pleasure” by the Telegraph.
The national paper cited many of the same reasons for heading to Norwich to pick up a few presents and also mentioned its unique Royal Arcade.
The paper said it was the UK’s most complete medieval city yet also featured bold modern architecture.
It described Norwich as a “creative, artistic and literary powerhouse” with an ability to move with the times and a commitment to sustainability.
All the locations were visited by the judges who took factors such as schools, transport, broadband, culture, green spaces and high streets into account.
Earlier in 2023, Holt in North Norfolk topped a poll conducted by retailer Furniturebox to identify the most desirable places to live in Britain.
It was named the country’s most stylish location for the beauty of its buildings, its surrounding scenery and its popularity with artists.
And this festive season, the Georgian market town has been awarded a Christmas crown and listed as one of the country’s prettiest places to shop.
The Times highlighted it for its superb range of shops and stunning festive lights display.