The greenest towns and cities in the UK have been revealed in new research – and Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire has been crowned the winner, thanks to its high density of parks and green spaces.
Research conducted by the holiday rental company, Holidu, used an open street maps database to closely analyse the UK cities with the largest area of parks per person. While Milton Keynes took the top spot, Warrington in Cheshire and Peterborough in Cambridgeshire took the second and third places, respectively.
Elsewhere in the study, Dundee in Scotland, Cardiff, Glasgow, and Brighton and Hove were also recognised for their sprawling outdoor spaces.
"When you live in a city, you can often find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the many buildings, constant traffic and the generally fast-paced environment," says the team. "So, where better to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy some fresh air and tranquillity than in a local park?
"If you love to walk your dog or go for a run through the trees, have a cool drink with your friends sitting on the lawn, or read a good book under the sun, you've got miles of parks in these cities!"
Want to see how your local area fared? Take a look at the full findings below...
30 of the greenest towns and cities in the UK
1. Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
2. Warrington, Cheshire
3. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
4. Northampton, Northamptonshire
5. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
6. Coventry, West Midlands
7. Leeds, Yorkshire
8. Wolverhampton, West Midlands
9. Exeter, Devon
10. Dundee, Scotland
12. Brighton and Hove
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