This Scottish town has been named the most tranquil location in the UK

A town in Scotland has been dubbed the UK’s most relaxing place to visit, according to new research.

By Gordon Holmes
Monday, 24th May 2021, 4:25 pm
North Berwick. Pic by Kim Traynor.
North Berwick. Pic by Kim Traynor.

Getting away from the stresses of everyday life to somewhere truly relaxing can be a tonic for our mental wellbeing, so with this in mind, the team at Delamere Health delved into the data to reveal the top 10 most relaxing staycation destinations in the country.

The study ranked 30 of the most popular UK towns based on the number of relaxing facilities available and North Berwick emerged at the top of the list with an overall index score of 57, well ahead of Ilkley in Yorkshire which followed in second place with 51.

Two other Scottish towns made the top 10, with Melrose at number three with a score of 50, and Dunkeld, Perthshire in seventh place with 48 points.

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Top 10 most tranquil towns in the UK.

To create the index, the study ranked a seed list of popular UK towns based on 10 different factors, to give a final score out of 100.

Tranquillity was judged by the number of cafes, spas, population, green space, beaches, walking trails, libraries, museums, crime and nightlife, with towns within the study ranking highly for the least nightlife and crime.

Top 10 most tranquil towns in the UK:

1 North Berwick, Scotland - Score 57

2 Ilkley, Yorkshire - 51

3 Melrose, Scotland - 50

4 Woodbridge, Suffolk - 50

5 Kingsbridge, Devon - 49

6 Rutland, Leicestershire - 49

7 Dunkeld, Scotland - 48

8 Lewes, Sussex - 47

9 Wadebridge, Cornwall - 47

10 Barnard Castle, Durham - 46