What about Cardiff?
Cardiff and its surroundings is a wonderful place to live. Cardiff itself being the Capital City of Wales has a plethora of Theatres, Restaurants, Museums, and so many other things to do. Indeed, it wasn’t so long ago that the National Museum of Wales had an exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci drawings, which were fabulous.
Cardiff also has the beautiful Bute Park and splendid Arboretum, and within half an hour of the City you can be on the beach or up the mountains, including the Brecon Beacons and the Penderyn Distillery.
Property prices can be well below those of London & Manchester and other English Cities, and the city also boasts excellent schools and Universities.