Originally Posted by howbah
Tonbridge Wells, Inkpen, Walsham-le-Willows, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, the Eden valley, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Finchingfield, Aylsham, Diss, Wells-next-the-Sea, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Rye, Arundel, Worcester, Chester ......
I guess they are nice and cosy, but employment-wise might be a bit difficult. I know that there are beautiful towns in the countryside, but I was more focused on the other cities and bigger towns. Plus, excuse my ignorance but if I had to live somewhere in the north I couldn't understand what the locals would be saying..
I think French main cities on average are better for living compared to the ones in England for instance. I personally think cities such as Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Montpellier definitely have way better quality of life than Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, etc. Same goes for the smaller towns.