The best place to live in Wales has been revealed.

Six Welsh locations made it into the 2022 edition of the Sunday Times Best Places to Live list, and it was Llandeilo that topped the charts.

Glowing with praise for Llandeilo, the Sunday Times said: “It’s rare to see so many nice things in such a small area.

“Whether you want a freshly made Welsh cake from Heavenly or a unique piece of local arts and crafts, the independent shops and cafés in Llandeilo's tiny centre are full of the good things in life.

“Its colourful houses are a delightful backdrop and the surrounding countryside is full of magical places to explore.”

South Wales Guardian: Penarth also made the listPenarth also made the list

Llandeilo topped the list of six Welsh locations to make the list, that included Conwy, Penarth, Ruthin, St Dogmaels and Usk.

The Sunday Times’s expert judges behind the guide assess a wide range of factors, from schools, transport and broadband to culture, green spaces and the health of the high street. 

They look to celebrate improving towns, villages or city centres, attractive, well-designed homes and locations bursting with community spirit – which the pandemic has shown to be the most vital quality of all. 

An average house price for each location has been supplied by Halifax, the sponsor of the guide, and up-to-date information on broadband speeds has been provided by, the UK’s leading independent guide to broadband.

The comprehensive guide, which includes 70 locations, is released online today and an edited version will be available in the paper on Sunday.

South Wales Guardian: Usk in Monmouthshire was another Welsh location to make the listUsk in Monmouthshire was another Welsh location to make the list

Helen Davies, The Times and Sunday Times Property Editor said: “The Sunday Times Best Places to Live list is necessarily subjective. Leave it just to statistics and you will never capture the spirit of a place.

“For that, you need to visit to take into account that ‘you have to be here’ feeling. Is the pub dog-friendly, for example? Can you live car-free? What are the schools and houses like? Is it multicultural and multigenerational, and can it offer a good way of life to lots of different sorts of people?

“Ten years ago, when we launched the inaugural list, London’s gravitational pull was strong, the WFH revolution had not yet reached our doorstep and high streets were stacked with chains. How times have changed — and how welcome that change is. 

“This year we have discovered new best places to live, from resurgent city centres in the North, rejuvenated suburbs across the country, hidden villages in the Southwest, and a commutable Scottish island.

“We hope there is something to suit everyone.”

You can see the full list here.