Scottish Highlands in top 5

Get Me My Mortgage have carried out research into the most relaxing areas to live in the uk. To work this out we have used data from the office of national statistics to find out the least stressful areas to live, we have also factored in pollution, political issues and traffic to make our top 5 list.

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.

Cawdor Castle Is Place to see in Inverness


The most romantic castle in the Highlands, has a magical name that is linked with Macbeth by Shakespeare. The medieval tower and drawbridge are intact. Generations of art lovers are responsible for the collections of paintings, tapestries, furniture and books in the castle.

Beautiful gardens; nature trails; 9 hole golf course and putting green; restaurant; snack bar; 3 shops. Open 1st May to 8th Oct, 10am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm); for details Tel: 01667 404401 Between Inverness & Nairn on the B9090 off the A96.

Top 3 things to do at Inverness

Moniack Castle Wineries


Frasers since 1580

Today’s family has successfully maintained the centuries old tradition of making wines from wildflowers, fruits and tree sap, producing 9 fabulous country wines and liqueurs and 22 marmalades, sauces and preserves. Guided tours to see the fermenting room, bottling, cellars and the kitchen. Watch an audio visual presentation on harvesting and of wine making. Open Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm summer (11am to 4pm winter, closed Sat/Sun). 7 miles west of Inverness on A862 Beauly Rd.

Fairways Golf Course Inverness


Fairways Golf Course Inverness is the Highlands premier golf, leisure and social facility that caters for all ages. The home of Loch Ness Golf Course, Fairways Bar & Restaurant and a host of associated facilities to keep you occupied every time you visit. Whether you wish to play golf, practice your swing, have a business meeting, party all night or simply relax. Open 7am to 11pm 7 days.


Inverness Aquadrome and Sports Centre


Inverness Aquadrome and Sports Centre is a modern sports facility close to Bught Park. It has a leisure pool with flumes and waves, as well as a traditional 25-metre swimming pool. Two sports halls are included and an Astroturf facility is available on the other side of the car park.

Inverness capital of the Highlands

Inverness city population was 51,832 in 2001 and is expected to double in the next 30 years. Inverness was named the fastest growing city in Western Europe, with new housing estates being built around the city. Tourism is important to the city’s economy so is administration and healthcare.Highland Council offices just outside the city centre.

The city is renowned to be the “Capital of the Highlands”. Inverness is the centre for the Highland council. Between 1975 and 1996, Inverness was a town without even having the status of a local government burgh, it was the administrative centre of the Highland region and the Inverness district of the region.

Our Inverness city information’s directory is here.

The district was created under the Local Government of Scotland, by combining the royal burgh and the district of the county withInverness Cathedral the Aird district of the county. The rest of the county had been divided between other districts of the Highland region and the Western Isles iInverness cathedral close to the centre of townslands council area.

The area of the district became the Inverness area committee of the Highland Council. Highland Council was created as a unitary council when districts were abolished under the Local Government. status was conferred on Inverness in 2000, it is being chosen as one of three Millennium Cities in the United Kingdom