The idyllic East Yorkshire village that’s just been named one of Britain’s best

Walkington has been named as one of the best villages in the UK to live.

The area, just outside Beverley has made the top 50 list of the Sunday Times’ Best Villages.

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But this is not just a head up of where to visit for a nice day out but somewhere to settle down and carve out an idyllic existence.

Walking is a pretty place in its own right but the East Riding has many beautiful villages which maybe deemed more scenic.



The attractive village of Walkington
The attractive village of Walkington

But when it comes to ticking boxes for somewhere to live, few areas can beat Walkington.

Historic and anchored around a quaint duck pond, Walkington is also close to Beverley and has many other plus points for would-be residents.

It may not be much of a buyers’ market out there right now but Walkington is a good place to start, according to the Times.

In the list which appeared in the Sunday Times this weekend, it says: “The canopy of magnificent old trees lining the historic main street of Walkington has a secret feel, which is appropriate enough in a corner of the country that remains under the radar.

“It’s an attractive spot with a substantial duck pond and a jumble of red-brick and white-washed houses; the modern ones are mostly tucked out of sight.

“As well as a large shop, there are two good pubs, a primary school (rated ‘good’ by Ofsted) and a village hall buzzing with keep-fit classes and mother-and-toddler groups.

“This is a busy place but, if bowls, badminton, cricket, book groups and boot sales aren’t enough, the grand old town of Beverley is a ten-minute drive away.”

But, if you do want to move there, you are going to need a bit of cash as the average house price is a cool £324,789.