Revealed: Salisbury tops survey for Wiltshire

THE best places to live in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire have been revealed in a new survey.

Awards website Muddy Stilettos has revealed the top 10 hotspots for each county for 2023.

In Somerset, Frome topped the list after being lauded as a ‘community-minded town packed with arty, artisan indy businesses and cafes’, as well as hosting ‘the best street market in the west’.

Sherborne was ranked number one in Dorset, with Muddy Stilettos hailing it as a ‘picture postcard market town’ with ‘gorgeous medieval and Georgian properties’ and a ‘magnificent abbey’.

Meanwhile, Salisbury came out on top in Wiltshire, being praised as ‘full of medieval splendour’.

Voted for by the public, a national winner will be announced on March 28.

Meanwhile, here are the top 10 best places to live in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire as voted for by the public via Muddy Stilettos.



  1. Salisbury
  2. Bradford on Avon
  3. Marlborough
  4. Devizes
  5. Malmesbury
  6. Corsham
  7. Trowbridge
  8. Warminster
  9. Tisbury
  10. Sherston



  1. Sherborne
  2. Wimborne
  3. Lyme Regis
  4. Bridport
  5. Swanage
  6. Dorchester
  7. Southbourne
  8. Shaftesbury
  9. Canford Cliffs
  10. Beaminster



  1. Frome
  2. Wells
  3. Somerton
  4. South Petherton
  5. Langport
  6. Clevedon
  7. Castle Cary
  8. Bruton
  9. Wedmore
  10. Wellow

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