Ballycastle has been named as the best place to live in Northern Ireland in a list compiled by The Sunday Times.

The Co Antrim town is also one of FIVE locations in the region named among the Best Places to Live in Britain – as well as Castlerock in Co Londonderry and Hillsborough, Holywood and Ardglass in Co Down.

Overall, we did pretty well.

The accolade comes in part one of The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide, which is published on Sunday.


The annual supplements combine data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance with the local knowledge and expertise of Sunday Times writers to compile the definitive top locations to make your home.

The locations were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.

Commenting on The Sunday Times Best Places to Live, Home Editor Helen Davies said: “We go beyond dry statistics, drawing on personal experience and the expertise of our writers, to create the definitive list of the best places to live in the UK.”

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