Bamburgh named Britain’s best seaside town

Britain’s best seaside towns
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A tiny village in Northumberland has recently been voted the country’s best seaside town with St Andrews representing Scotland in the top 10 highest rated seaside destinations around the UK.

Revealed by consumer group Which?, the results of the new survey rated close to 100 UK coastal destinations across the country, looking at their beaches, attractions, food and drink, scenery and value for money.

With an overall score of 89%, Bamburgh took the top spot followed the Welsh town of Portmeirion (88%) and Darthmouth (83%) in third place.

With an average hotel rate of £95 and the town’s beach, scenery, and value for money all receiving an average of 5 stars, Bamburgh, known for Bamburgh Castle and its scenic views, came out on top as the highest rated destination in the survey.

Portmeirion, once used as a key filming location for the cult television series ‘The Prisoner’ in the 1960s featuring Italian Riviera-inspired architecture is one of two Welsh destinations to make the top 10.

Landing in 7th place, St Andrews in Fife is the only Scottish seaside destination to make the top 10 with a score of 82%.

Britain’s best seaside towns

Here is Britain’s top 10 seaside towns according to Which?

1. Bamburgh

2. Portmeirion

3. Dartmouth

4. North Berwick

5. St Mawes

6. Beer

7. St Andrews

8. Aldeburgh

9. Southwold

10. Tenby

The new survey also highlights the lowest rated seaside destinations in the country with both Bognor Regis (West Sussex) and Clacton-on-Sea (Essex) lying at bottom of the table with a score of just 47% when assessed on their scenery, attractions, peace and quiet and value for money.

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