WYCHAVON has been named as the third best place to retire in the UK according to new research.

Hunters Estate Agents ranked some of the most popular retirement locations in England based on factors like transport connections, air quality, crime levels, and average house prices to determine the best place for older people to live.

 Wychavon proved to be one of the UK’s retirement hotspots with a 31.5 per cent increase in the number of people aged 65 and over living in the area over the last 10 years.

Located in Worcestershire, this district has historic towns and an average house price of £274,453.

The Cotswolds also made the top five, coming in fifth. The data shows the top 10 places to retire in the UK are:

1.      Scarborough

2.      Craven

3.      Wychavon

4.     Wyre Forest

5.      Cotswold

6.      Stratford-upon-Avon

7.      Hambleton

8.      Ryedale

9.      Sedgemoor

10.    South Somerset

Information for the research was conducted using the UK House Price Index and data.police.uk.