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Northern Ireland Best Places

And the winner is.........IMG_20171115_113307

Derry/Londonderry historic core/Peace Bridge and Ebrington

Runner up - Rathlin Island

2nd Runner - Armagh historic core


Congratulations to the winners, runners up and those who were nominated.  Thank you to everyone who voted!

Where is Your Northern Ireland Best Place?

Are you proud of the place where you were born, live or work?  Do you think it has the potential to win one of our coveted 10 Northern Ireland Best Places awards and perhaps even be crowned the overall winner?

Northern Ireland's Best Places is a competition designed to celebrate some of our most attractive and inspiring places. The celebration of Best Places across the UK was established by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI),which is the body representing the planning profession for the UK, to mark its centenary in 2014.  The RTPI and its members have been working with communities for over a century to help create great places for people.

Following the first, very successful Scotland's Best Places, further competitions followed in England, then Wales last year.

The Competition

We invited nominations earlier in the year and received an excellent selection of places across Northern Ireland.

Interested to know where was nominated?

Our panel met during the summer to agree the top ten places in Northern Ireland which have been shaped by, protected or improved by planners and the planning system. We then invited voting on the ten places, which closed on 20th October. We will be announcing Northern Ireland's Best Place, as shaped by planning and planners in November.