Three locations in Dorset are in the running to be named the best place to live in England.

Bridport, Dorchester and Christchurch have been nominated in the poll from the review website ILiveHere, which is better known for its annual lists of the worst places to live in the country.

It's the first time the website has run a live poll for best place to live. 

Many of us are the first to say where we live is the best and now people across England can have their say.

Voting closes at the end of January and can be done so by going to the ILiveHere website.

Meanwhile, Dorset also has representation in the worst places to live nominations, with Bournemouth and Poole included.


Bridport is a lively market town situated in the beautiful countryside of rural Dorset.

It has a heritage in ropemaking and Visit Dorset describes it as having a "tremendous reputation for arts, culture, events and food".


The county town of Dorset made it onto the best places to live nominees also.

It has a rich history, with the Dorset Museum and the Keep Military Museum both being situated there, as well as an accomplished high street.


Unlike its fellow members in the BCP area, Christchurch was nominated as potentially one of the best places to live in England.

Its selling points include its beaches, nature reserves and historically important buildings.

This includes Christchurch Priory, which is the longest Parish church in the UK.