Edinburgh voted best city in the UK for third year running

Edinburgh has been voted best city for third year running. Picture: Toby Williams
Edinburgh has been voted best city for third year running. Picture: Toby Williams
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THE CAPITAL has retained its spot as the best city in the UK for the third year running.

Edinburgh beat London to remain at the top of the list compiled by the Telegraph from a poll of 75,000 people.

Of Edinburgh, the newspaper said: “The winner for the third year in a row. Why? From the history-soaked medieval tenements, vennels and wynds of the Old Town to the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and compelling cities in the world.”

And we would struggle to disagree.

Meanwhile, New Zealand took the best country award, and Cape Town won the best international city award.

READ MORE: Edinburgh best place to live in UK

The full list of best UK cities

1 Edinburgh

2 London

3 York

4 Bath

5 St Davids

6 Cambridge

7 Wells

8 Durham

9 Chester

10 Oxford

11 Winchester

12 Lincoln

13 Chicester

14 Liverpool

15 Salisbury

16 Cardiff

17 Canterbury

18 Norwich

19 Truro

20 Newcastle