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An Escapists Paradise: Discover the Most Secluded Area in the UK

Do you enjoy getting off the beaten track? If you’re looking for somewhere to spend some off-grid time with your family and gain a true sense of relaxation and privacy you need to find an escapists paradise.

We really are talking about the roads less travelled — we’ve reviewed 60 areas of Britain and compiled data sets including, the amount of CCTV cameras which are publicly owned in each area, the population of each city, where the term ‘hidden gem’ is most frequently used on TripAdvisor, and how connected and accessible each area is.

We’ve given each location an ultimate escapist rating, with the place scoring closest to 100 being the most secluded place in the entire country!

Cities in England Population Scorei CCTV Scorei Social Privacyi Connectivity Scorei Accessiblity Scorei Total Scorei
Gloucester 98.6 98.6 100.0 83.3 97.9 100
Salisbury 99.3 99.3 82.0 82.5 99.4 97
Ely 99.8 99.8 54.2 91.6 99.7 96
Newport 98.3 98.3 97.5 68.8 99.1 95
Hereford 97.8 97.8 95.5 71.9 98.8 95
St. David's 100.0 100.0 42.7 88.6 100.0 93
Wells 99.9 99.9 94.5 60.4 98.5 92
Bangor 99.8 99.8 48.7 84.9 100.0 92
Worcester 98.9 98.9 85.3 67.0 99.4 92
Bath 99.0 99.0 95.1 58.3 98.8 91
Ripon 99.8 99.8 54.1 79.1 96.7 91
Chichester 99.7 99.7 58.3 70.0 98.5 88
Preston 98.4 98.4 99.2 49.6 99.7 88
Truro 99.8 99.8 44.2 76.5 98.2 88
Winchester 98.6 98.6 72.8 58.6 98.8 87
Chester 98.7 98.7 70.0 66.0 84.4 86
Lichfield 98.8 98.8 75.1 52.4 98.8 85
Inverness 99.5 99.5 26.8 78.0 97.9 85
Canterbury 98.1 98.1 39.9 73.1 97.3 85
Wakefield 98.9 98.9 60.4 61.9 95.2 85
Carlisle 98.8 98.8 48.6 62.3 98.8 84
Durham 94.1 94.1 46.0 70.7 97.9 84
Swansea 96.5 96.5 88.2 44.2 98.8 83
Coventry 95.8 95.8 76.1 48.4 98.8 83
Stirling 98.9 98.9 37.6 67.3 98.2 83
Cardiff 94.6 94.6 98.3 42.1 93.1 83
Sheffield 91.8 91.8 64.4 61.1 98.2 83
Exeter 98.5 98.5 80.8 43.8 97.3 82
Oxford 98.0 98.0 84.8 41.9 95.5 82
Salford 97.1 97.1 72.2 47.8 97.3 82
Stoke-on-Trent 95.7 95.7 72.7 46.0 98.8 81
Wolverhampton 97.1 97.1 73.8 43.2 99.7 81
Aberdeen 97.3 97.3 16.7 72.5 99.4 81
York 97.5 97.5 53.3 57.3 93.4 81
Bristol 92.3 92.3 97.3 38.1 96.4 81
St. Albans 98.3 98.3 71.5 42.9 98.2 81
Bradford 94.0 94.0 61.9 52.1 95.2 80
Southampton 97.0 97.0 69.9 45.2 97.0 80
Sunderland 96.7 96.7 44.6 54.4 99.7 80
Leicester 93.8 93.8 70.9 42.5 99.7 79
Derby 97.1 97.1 68.5 42.1 95.5 79
Peterborough 97.7 97.7 59.4 40.8 99.7 78
Nottingham 96.3 96.3 67.3 38.5 99.4 78
Leeds 91.0 91.0 59.1 50.1 95.5 78
Newcastle Upon Tyne 90.9 90.9 46.0 53.4 99.4 77
Portsmouth 97.6 97.6 64.2 36.3 98.5 77
Liverpool 89.9 89.9 65.2 46.3 93.4 77
Cambridge 98.6 98.6 60.5 37.1 94.9 76
Birmingham 86.5 86.5 75.9 43.6 89.8 76
Plymouth 97.0 97.0 59.8 37.6 98.2 76
Lancaster 98.3 98.3 60.9 33.5 97.9 75
Manchester 69.3 69.3 72.2 54.6 95.5 74
Lincoln 98.8 98.8 53.5 36.1 93.7 74
Norwich 98.3 98.3 27.7 44.8 99.7 74
Glasgow 93.2 93.2 36.5 50.8 82.6 73
Brighton and Hove 93.2 93.2 47.7 36.5 97.6 72
Edinburgh 94.5 94.5 38.6 41.1 96.4 72
Dundee 98.3 98.3 32.5 38.0 97.9 72
Hull 96.4 96.4 39.6 0.0 96.4 59
London 0.0 0.0 63.2 80.7 0.0 40

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