Up and down the UK there are beautiful and well preserved Georgian towns, adored by their residents and often visited by tourists who come to marvel at the architecture.
Unsurprisingly, many Georgian towns feature regularly on lists that highlight the ‘Best Places to live in the UK’.
As UK property finders our clients often ask us to focus on a particular Georgian town when searching for a property.
In this blog we highlight some of the most stunning Georgian towns across the country and the reasons why you might wish to consider living there.
Stamford in Lincolnshire is a stunning Georgian town, its film-worthy architecture is exceptionally well preserved; some 600 of the properties are listed buildings.
As a place to find a home Stamford has lots to offer. It is well connected by road and rail, there are good schools, plenty of places to shop, eat and drink and the properties are really quite beautiful – though the most desirable rarely become available to buy.
Whilst Stamford is in Lincolnshire it is positioned on the border with Rutland meaning residents benefit from access to beautiful surrounding countryside, and of course Rutland Water is just 15 minutes away.
Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland
A beautiful example of a Georgian Town in the UK is Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland. Many properties enjoy a position that looks directly out over the River Tweed.
Whilst the town is isolated it offers easy connections to Edinburgh and Newcastle with trains to either taking under 50 minutes.
There are a broad selection of shops including artisan traders, several bars and restaurants, and galleries small and large are dotted through the town, there’s also The Maltings Theatre and Cinema.
The charming market town of Holt in Norfolk has a pretty high street, a heritage steam train and delightful Georgian architecture all within a short distance of unspoilt beaches on the North Norfolk coast.
Holt is easily one of the prettiest Georgian towns to feature here, the high street boasts many independent shops including antique shops and galleries, there are also many excellent places to eat and drink.
Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire is regularly noted for being on a scenic canal route, many enjoy the walks along the towpath, perhaps stopping at one of the many pubs dotted along the canal.
Nearby popular city Bath usually gets all the attention, but buyers might be better placed focusing their attention on Bradford on Avon.
This picture-perfect Georgian town is not just beautiful to look at, it is also incredibly well connected, and in a rural position. There are a great many reasons why this could be the ideal place to buy a home.
Located in the south of the New Forest, the pretty Georgian market town of Lymington has long been a popular place to live and visit.
Positioned on the coast, regular ferries run between Lymington and the Isle of Wight and many who enjoy sailing the Solent keep their boats at Lymington.
There are several excellent schools in Lymington and the town is well connected by road and rail.
Lymington offers residents coast and forest and great amenities, together with beautiful Georgian architecture.
In terms of grandeur, Cheltenham boasts some of the finest Georgian architecture in the UK.
The simply stunning properties have been incredibly well preserved throughout the town and not just residential homes, the period properties that house shops, bars and restaurants are carefully procured.
Cheltenham is often a place people have heard of, whether it’s the horse racing or the well-known schools, it’s an incredibly desirable place to live and being positioned on the edge of the Cotswolds makes it that much more special.
Harrogate is often reported to be one of the happiest places to live in the UK.
This spa town in Yorkshire not only boasts stunning Georgian architecture, it also enjoys low crime rates, good state and private schools and easy commuting options to nearby York or Leeds.
The town centre is heavily pedestrianised and independent shops thrive here, and whilst there is a strong café culture in place, the town is incredibly cosmopolitan.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
In Georgian times, Royal Tunbridge Wells was a very popular holiday destination just a day’s stage-coach ride away from London.
The Pantiles are a permanent reminder of the town’s popularity during this era and remain to be a popular place to visit to this day.
Royal Tunbridge Wells is one of the most popular places to reside in Kent, it’s ideally positioned for London commuters who can take advantage of the fast train times.
The schools in the area are excellent, furthermore the green expanse of the High Weald is on the doorstep.
Georgian towns – Finding the perfect home
Throughout the UK there are many Georgian towns to consider.
The above are just a selection of those we are most frequently asked to look at on the behalf of private clients.
As we’ve highlighted – these locations are not just beautiful places to look at but also offer an excellent quality of life.
The reality with Georgian properties is that there are only a certain number of properties built in this era that are still standing, meaning when they do become available to buy there can be fierce competition to secure your perfect home.
A UK property finder can elevate and strengthen your position as a buyer; it is often the case that represented buyers are invited through the door of properties in advance of others.
To discuss your search for a property further please do get in touch for a no obligation discussion.