Local area guides

Everything you need to know about living in some of the UK's top towns and cities

Our local area guides provide detailed information about what it's like to live in towns and cities across the North of England, North Wales and the Midlands. We’ll tell you everything you need to know, including what these areas have to offer to property buyers and renters, where to live and how much it costs to buy a property. We’ll also highlight best schools, pubs, and restaurants, talk about things to do, as well as showcase the areas’ transport links.

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In the heart of the country and just a few miles from some of the UK’s powerhouse cities, Dewsbury is a hugely popular area for property hunters.

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Mansfield is steeped in history and folklore, making it a hugely desirable place to live.

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Wrexham’s location in North East Wales means it provides a perfect mix of scenic open space and great convenience for commuters.

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Liverpool City Centre

Liverpool is a city with a rich history and vibrant culture. It’s also home to some incredible properties and remains a largely affordable place to buy and rent.

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One of several English towns to share its name with an illustrious city across the Atlantic Ocean, Newark couldn’t be more different to its New Jersey namesake.

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Doncaster is perfectly located for buyers and renters who are seeking a great mix of urban convenience and rural charm.

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Wolverhampton offers buyers and renters a diverse, rich and eclectic mix of cultures – and also great properties for families and young professionals.

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