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So Orkney has been voted the best place to live in the UK

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47000276

have never visited myself, so I think itโ€™s time I planned a trip

hspexy
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend2 years ago

Hi hspexy I live in the highlands of Scotland and Orkney is not far from me. It's a lovely place to go for a holiday to see the I can't think of the birds name but they are black and white and have a colour break. Or there are some lovely walks. ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ‰

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 years ago

thanks for the feedback - I will definitely pop up for a visit, when it gets warmer of course. I love going for long walks amd absorbing nature

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend2 years ago

hspexy your welcome it's a lovely place you got lots of walks. Along the cliff tops. And there is a famous church not big. But it was made by the 2 war prisoners of war. The whole of the church out Side is covered in shell. ๐Ÿง and you got sheep living on the beach. Because they eat seaweed. And there meat is famous all over. And it's lovely meat. ๐Ÿง

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 years ago

nicolajaynehend sounds very scenic, with lots of history and culture to take in. Youโ€™re very lucky to be there ๐Ÿ˜Š

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend2 years ago

hspexy yes I am lucky. And also not far from me is the late queen mothers holiday home. Charles and his wife comes up last week in July 1st week in August. It's a very lovely castle. ๐Ÿง

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ACR
ACR2 years ago

I think you are talking about puffins. I like them as well ๐Ÿ˜Š

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 years ago

nicolajaynehend sounds like if itโ€™s fit fo royalty, itโ€™s fit for me ๐Ÿ˜œ

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 years ago

Think the birds might be puffins? Not a 100% though, I could be wrong. But yes Orkney is lovely. Beautiful place for a holiday, not sure I could live there, too quiet for me.

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ACR
ACR2 years ago

I liked Orkney, but not enough to live there. Personally I preferred Lerwick on the Shetland Islands.

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AlexS
AlexS2 years ago

It might be the best place to live(if you can cope with the weather) but it is important if you can find work too

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Johnny
Johnny2 years ago

Does where you live make the Top 50? Here's the new list...

2019 Top 50 UK Areas for Quality of Life

1. Orkney, Scotland

2. Richmondshire, Yorkshire and the Humber

3. Rutland, East Midlands

4. Hambleton, Yorkshire and the Humber

5. Eden, North West

6. South Oxfordshire, South East

7. Cotswold, South West

8. Ryedale, Yorkshire and the Humber

9. St Albans, East of England

10. Derbyshire Dales, East Midlands

11. Vale of White Horse, South East

12. Waverley, South East

13. Hart, South East

14. East Hertfordshire, East of England

15. Westminster, London

16. Winchester, South East

17. Rushmoor, South East

18. Uttlesford, East of England

19. Wychavon, West Midlands

20. Harborough, East Midlands

21. South Cambridgeshire, East of England

22. Rushcliffe, East Midlands

23. Ribble Valley, North West

24. Surrey Heath, South East

25. Wokingham, South East

26. Harrogate, Yorkshire and the Humber

27. Babergh, East of England

28. West Oxfordshire, South East

29. South Buckinghamshire, South East

30. Windsor and Maidenhead, South East

31. Warwick, West Midlands

32. Elmbridge, South East

33. Chichester, South East

34. Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands

35. Lichfield, West Midlands

36. Malvern Hills, West Midlands

37. Rochford, East of England

38. Chiltern, South East

39. Shetland, Scotland

40. Richmond-upon-Thames, London

41. West Berkshire, South East

42. Basingstoke and Deane, South East

43. South Hams, South West

44. Fareham, South East

45. St Edmundsbury, East of England

46. Wycombe, South East

47. Mid Suffolk, East of England

48. Monmouthshire, Wales

49. Daventry, East Midlands

50. Selby, Yorkshire and the Humber

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 years ago

I knew my area wouldnโ€™t make it, even on a list of 1000 - too much crime

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 years ago

hspexy I'm surprised that London made to that list but there's pretty rural and posh areas away from all the 'excitement' in London. Whenever I travel by bus or train to the airport, I see loads of pure green rural zones which feels very peaceful.

And in those remote areas, there's a few people here and there who live there but I wonder what of, they obviously need to have their own means of transportation because buses/trains/metros aren't close to them. I guess, farming (meat, milk, etc) but only they'd know.

That's definitely a great hideout place with hardly anyone around.

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