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Relaxing Places in the uk

1. Cornwall 

Sitting at the top of the list is Cornwall, one of the most beautiful places in the country, rural and coastal settings a plenty and a friendly atmosphere. Cornwall forms a peninsula with wild moorlands and many sandy beaches. The south coast of Cornwall is dubbed the Cornish riviera due to the climate and picturesque landscapes. Cornwall has a host of picturesque villages and seaside resorts

2. Standish 

A small yet humble town in the borough of Wigan has made it onto our list due to the small population, low pollution and lack of traffic jams. The village has a population of less than 14,000 people making it a perfect place to settle.

3.The Lake District 

One of the most beautiful places in the UK, it was always going to make it onto the list. A favourite for nationals and tourists the lake district is a region of Cumbria in the northwest of England. With a low pollution level and beautiful market towns such as Keswick, Kendal, Ambleside and Derwentwater. The lake district is a wonderful place to visit and live.

4. Wales

Wales made it on to the list due to the low levels of pollution and traffic free roads (mostly). Wales is a well known part of southwest Great Britain. With rugged coastlines and famous mountains located there. The celtic culture and welsh language is a draw for tourism.

5. Scottish Highlands

Home to famous loch Ness and many other famous attractions  the Scottish Highland is a wonderful place to move to and relax, benefit from rural locations and lower house prices you can pick up a lot of real estate for a lower cost.

As you can tell the most relaxing places to live in the UK appear to be more rural locations, this goes to show that city life really does have an impact on our health and ability to de-stress. Not everyone will be able to move to the locations or may not even want to but a short visit to a rural location is proven to reduce stress and help relax. If you live in a busy area it can be a great way to relax with a rural weekend away.

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The Queen

Near the station, this large traditional pub has just changed hands and improvements are on their way.

The Venue

The peeling paintwork outside and the weeds growing out of the building don’t bode well, but inside it’s more well-kept. Plus this Enterprise-owned pub came under new management last Christmas, so improvements may be on the way.

The Queen is a big old place which is ideally situated for people coming to and from Bradford’s bus and train station, The Interchange.

It’s got a dark floor and green square tiling near the bar area. The walls are wood panelled and cream, and slightly worn-out beige and light green seating hugs the walls. There’s violet-coloured cornicing on the cream ceiling and small conical lamps on the walls.

There are also some free-standing, two-seater sofas with rounded arms for perching on and, at the back, there’s more of an eating area with tables covered by white paper tablecloths.

The People

Flanking Bradford’s second station, it does get some passing trade. Otherwise the pub is used by theatre-goers on their way to the St George’s Concert Hall across the way.

They put on a DJ on Friday nights and are about to introduce live bands on a Saturday. As the city lacks music venues this should bring in a more diverse crowd.

The Food and Drink

Stella, Carlsberg, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Stella, Kronenbourg and Tetley’s are on draught – and you can get a jugs of Carling for £9.90. Budweiser, Beck’s, Holsten Pils, Carlsberg, Corona, Tyskie and Lech are in bottles, as well as Bulmers and Jacques ciders.

A bottle of wine is £8.50. Burgers cost £2.95 upwards and a giant Yorkshire with chilli in an east-meets-west fusion is just £2.95.

Otherwise there are jacket potatoes, sandwiches and panini (a beef and onion one for £2.50). You can get a lasagne for £6.50 and Stilton and vegetable crumble is £5.50. To end, their strawberry sponge is £2.50.

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Although it’s not setting the world alight quite yet, the introduction of live music may shake things up here, and it’s a comfortable enough place for a bite to eat before the 13.54 to Leeds.

Sir Titus Salt

It’s worth coming here to have a gander at this former baths, if nothing else.

The Venue

Formerly the Central Baths, this Wetherspoons pub is a grand example of some of its better property conversions.

It’s named after a former mayor of the city and Liberal MP who built the model village of Saltaire just outside the city – and indeed the excellent Saltaire Brewery ales are regularly featured on tap here.

It has a stone exterior and a pale stone patio which is enclosed on three sides. Inside, it’s shaped like a round amphitheatre with an inner ring which is, in part, made up of a very impressive and eye-catching wall of wavy-patterned wood panelling.

A high domed ceiling lets in lots and lots of light and it’s crossed with big, green-painted iron girders. Chairs are upholstered in pink, red and blue material and, as in most of these places, the gaudy carpet badly lets the side down.

The People

A slightly male-biased crowd comes to take advantage of the cheap prices here – so you get office and manual workers by day and a mixed crowd, including students from the college which is a stone’s throw away, in the evenings.

The Food and Drink

There’s a decent selection of beers and ales on the pumps including Greene King, Pedigree, John Smith’s, Old Peculier, Coors, Carling, Guinness and Carlsberg.

There’s an excellent rotating range of cask ales, which can include Butcombe Bitter, O’Hanlon’s Porter Stout, Naylor’s Brewery Sunset Ale and Salopian Lemon Dream.

Some of the more unusual beers in bottles are Leffe (£2.10), Zwiek, and Kozel and the draught Fetzer wines are £2.10 for a small glass. You can partake of a glass Pimms for £1.99 and the food here is known for its low prices.

Breakfast can cost you as little as £2.59, and there are wraps, panini, sandwiches, and jacket potatoes (£3.29 each with different fillings).

Their beef and Abbott Ale pie is £6.39 and chocolate fudge cake is £2.89. You’ve got a kids menu too, including a brekkie for £1.89 and don’t forget the cheap curries on a Thursday.

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Come here for a cheap early breakfast and take in the impressive surroundings while it’s still quiet. But please someone get rid of that carpet.

Fusia Noodle Bar

Fusia Noodle Bar is express eating at its fastest, and is perfect for those who are starving but don’t have that much time to spare.

The Venue

Situated in Centenary Square, next to busy establishments like Starbucks and Turls Green, Fusia is in a prime position. It sits next door to its sister bar Chi Lounge, where people can relax and enjoy a couple of drinks before moving across into the restaurant.

The Atmosphere

Due to the fast paced nature of the restaurant, there is a lively atmosphere. However, due to the seating arrangements, which are akin to the kind of benches you may have sat on at school, this is not the place to go to for seclusion or to enjoy a quiet conversation. There is a nagging feeling that the furniture is purposefully not that comfortable to facilitate a quick turnover. To be fair though, if you’re in a hurry, once you are greeted by the friendly staff you will tuck into your first course within a couple of minutes.

The Food

With a choice of two soups – chicken and sweet corn is a permanent fixture – many starters, and a rotation of around 15 main courses, there is a lot of choice available at almost any given time. Of particular note is the curried chicken, which although slightly top-heavy on the sauce, is still a tasty option. The cashew and Oriental vegetable stir fry, and the satay chicken is of a decent standard, the sort that you’d find at authentic Chinese restaurants. Noodles, rice and chips are available as a side buffet choice. Given that this is an establishment with such a high turnover, the care invested in each dish is impressive.

Between 12noon-4pm, Monday-Thursday, the buffet costs just £4.95 per head. At the same time on Fridays and Saturdays it costs £5.95, whilst, in the evenings, expect to pay £9.95-£10.95. For this you can eat as much as you like but, at times, the replenishment of a particular dish might not be as rapid as you’d desire meaning you may well miss out on one of your favourites.

The Drink

The drinks available are basic tea, coffee and a variety of soft drinks, along with certain beers (Fosters £2.50 a pint) and wines (house wine: £10.75 a bottle / £2.95 a glass. However, the best choice is available in the adjacent Chi Lounge, where a vast array of draught beers, spirits and cocktails are available.

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If you are extremely hungry and need a quick fix of tasty Chinese food, Fusia will do the job.

Stansfield Arms

The pull towards the Stansfield is its fantastic food and picturesque setting. This place is just truly enjoyable and is so much more than a quiet country pub.

The Venue

Serenity is the key to The Stansfield’s success, with no noisy fruit machines, riotous sports on plasma screens or quibbling over the pool tables, attentions are turned to what it does best, good food, good drink, and fantastic customer service.

It is little wonder why this pub is so popular, it happens to be possibly the best turned-out within a five mile radius. The traditional design with exposed beams combined with a pleasant decked beer garden set the scene of this quite fabulous place.

It is quite large with an equally large dining area to the left of the bar which seems almost separate to the rest of the venue.

The People

Given the mood in the Stansfield, it attracts a more mature crowd, with a few younger business types thrown in for good measure. Younger people should not be deterred by this though, it is what you make of it and a good evening can be had by most.

The Food

A great deal of pride and effort goes into the food preparation and service, in fact, it cannot be called simply ‘pub grub’, that would an insult.

This Greencliffe Taverns’ gem is without doubt the food on offer, rarely would you be even slightly disappointed by the tasty culinary creations here. The menu is diverse yet still good, honest food.

The salmon is always a winner, cooked to perfection and served on a comforting risotto, another lovely dish is the duck in plum sauce if you favour a more protein rich meal.

Most impressive is the speed of service with starter dishes and their intricacy, the same goes for the puddings with the raspberry cheesecake with amaretto sauce being completely to die for.

The Drink

Unless all you drink are Cosmopolitans, you can’t be disappointed with what is on offer behind the bar. Along with a variety of real ales, there’s a lengthy list of fine wines and a good choice of non alcoholic beverages too, along with the standard draught beers, bottles and many spirits.

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This Greencliffe Tavern gastro-pub (one of two in West Yorkshire) most certainly delivers. There simply isn’t a rival for the food served here for miles, and for those with a little more of a discerning taste for alcohol it’s a great place to socialise.

Acropolis Coffee Bar

A colourful, family caff in the city centre with some nice artistic touches.

The Venue

With its billowing blue and white awning on the patio and rather gaudy orange and blue exterior, Acropolis describes itself as a ‘lounge and grill’.

With a few metal tables and chairs outside, it’s got plants in the windows and there’s a carpet in the middle of the room and terracotta and black tiling by the counter and a string of fairy lights across the front.

There are narrow, illuminated individual crannies in the walls with different modern vases in. They look very fetching set out against the pale, lime green wall.

It’s pretty big too with its blue tables fixed to the floor and 70’s-style wooden chairs and a there’s a high ledge dividing the space with high stools to sit on. The waitresses wear straw boaters.

How Bar Looked Like

The People

It’s an older crowd who come here for a coffee and a natter. Sometimes you’ll get three generations at the same time with grandmother, mother and kids having a bite to eat.

The Food and Drink

You can get a soup and a roll for just £2.75, as well as sandwiches and jacket potatoes, and fried fillet of haddock is £5.35. More substantially, a shepherd’s pie is £5.75 and a chef’s grill is £6.50.

You can get moussaka too (well, this is the Acropolis), for £5.25, as well as burgers (only £2.25 for a quarter-pounder). Sweet things include cherry tart, chocolate gateaux and an apple pie for £1.55, as well as scones and Danish pastries.

The Last Word

A central, family-friendly caff with some arty flourishes.