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Bristol named best UK city to live in

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Bristol has been labelled the best city to live in according to The Sunday Times's 'Best Places to Live in Britain' list thanks to its varied and beautiful housing stock, buzzy culture and nightlife, and access to the countryside.

The newspaper profiled 64 cities in the UK and while they didn't rank each one, Bristol was ruled the overall winner when it came to what it offers for city-dwellers.

It boasts good schools, low unemployment, great connections and "the people who make the city great", according to The Sunday Times.

Bristol was recently in the news due to an ambitious crowd-funding project to build a 90-metre giant water slide on Bristol's Park Street - one of the city's busiest thoroughfares - for a new 'park and slide' scheme.

The brainchild of the project, artist Luke Jerram, said "Bristol is also a good place to test these things out. To try and do this in London, for example, would be impossible."

"Bristol has a sense of fun and is a creative place so it's perfect," Jerram added.

The Sunday Times is continuing its rundown of the best places to live in the UK, having last week named Skipton in North Yorkshire as the most desirable location for homeowners. In other categories, Belfast was named 'Most optimistic', Glasgow was named 'Best for Sport', Cambridge was named 'Brainiest' city, Edinburgh won 'Best views' and London came away with 'Best connected' city.

So, what do you think? Is Bristol the best city to live in?

Tell us your reasons why in the comments section below or on Twitter.

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