Most of the 71,000 people in the Dales live along the River Derwent, Photo: Andrew McCabe

Derbyshire Dales has been ranked as the tenth best place to live in the UK.

A survey by banking company Halifax shows a 65 place rise from 2017 for the area to 10th.

A Derbyshire Dales District Council spokesperson said: “We work hard in making the Dales a great place to live, work and visit. And we remain committed to maintaining its first class reputation for the benefit of residents and businesses.

“The Dales has a high employment rate of 85%, compared to a national average of 75%.”

Famed for Chatsworth House and Matlock Bath, much of the area is located in the Peak District.

“Interestingly, we also do well for pubs and bars, with 27 per 10,000 adults!”, the local council added.

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Derby County manager Frank Lampard shared his support for the Dales on social media earlier this week.

Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax, said “we’ve seen Northern areas perform particularly well on education while they also benefit from lower house prices when compared to average earnings”.

Classed as a Northern area in the survey, 47.4% of adults have a higher level of qualification, compared to a national average of 38.6%.

Rutland, Richmondshire and the Orkney Islands topped the survey.