‘UK’s most miserable city’ hits back at title given due to terrible weather

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    Bradford has been named the UK’s gloomiest place to live as it gets the least amount of sunshine anywhere in the country.

    The West Yorkshire city which more than half a million call home took the top spot as the UK’s murkiest city, with Blackpool and Aberdeen taking second and third, according to data from Betway.

    Betway’s boffins looked at the average number of daylight hours that hit cities every year, as well as the number of months that they have the most sun.

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    On top of this, they also looked at the average annual temperature, the number of beaches/distance to the nearest beach, average annual rainfall and how windy the area is.

    Each city was scored out of 70, with Bradford achieving a pitiful 11.7 points.

    Despite the city’s score being lower than the clouds that hang over it, the Yorkshire tourist board came out swinging to defend the cultural value of the area.

    Welcome to Yorkshire told The Express: "The vitality of Bradford is hard to ignore. The bright lights of the Alhambra Theatre welcome visitors to see internationally renowned shows such as Hamilton.

    "Van Gogh Live recently toured in Bradford bringing the stunning art and light show to thousands of visitors.

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    "Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, a centre of Victorian heritage and the curry Capital of Britain.

    "It isn’t hard to see why Bradford was recently selected as the UK’s City of Culture for 2025. For inspiration, culture and heritage, visit Bradford."

    Locals and travellers appeared to disagree with the tourism board, with one Tripadvisor user candidly writing: “Parts of Bradford is very beautiful but other parts is Dirty and full of Graffiti. Be careful when driving.”

    Another pointed out that in 2021, Bradford was used as a substitute for 1930s Glasgow during the filming of the Channel 5 TV show “All Creatures Great and Small”.

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    Still, others pointed out that Bradford had plenty to offer, with one pointing out that any stereotypes about the city were clearly exaggerated.

    “Seek and ye shall find,” they wrote.

    “Even the most popular of tourist destinations have ‘grim’ quarters.”


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