NARBERTH has been named amongst the Best Places to Live in Britain.

The Sunday Times has selected the lively Pembrokeshire town as one of ten locations in Wales that offer the best quality of life to its residents.

A positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces are amongst the criteria for the chosen locations.

Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan has been crowned as the top place in Wales in the guide.

Joining Narberth in the list of Wales’ top locations are Abersoch, Aberystwyth, Colwinston, Crickhowell, Langland, Llangollen, Llanidloes and Monmouth.

Pembrokeshire County Council chairman and long-time Narberth resident, Wynne Evans, said he wasn’t at all surprised to learn that the town was one of the top ten places to live in Wales.

“Personally I would put it in the top ten in the whole of the UK” said Councillor Evans.

“Narberth has an awful lot going for it, not least its location. It’s practically in the heart of Pembrokeshire yet only 20 minutes from a magnificent coastline with splendid beaches.

“As a market town, it’s also a shopper’s paradise with a variety of independent shops selling quality goods, and a range of restaurants.

“And of course there are the people themselves who are the friendliest you could wish to meet so it is an ideal place to bring up a family.”