The Lake District has been named the second most beautiful place to live in the UK. Second you say? Shocking, we know.

The travel guide Rest Less put together a list of the "most beautiful and diverse landscapes" across the UK and cited Cumbria "for its beauty".

Looking at picturesque spots such as Grasmere, Windermere and Coniston, the Lake District was just edged out to the top spot.

Where had the honour of beating us? Pembrokeshire.

You can view the full list here.

"Cumbria might be most famous for its beauty"

Rest Less says: "Of all the English counties, Cumbria might be most famous for its beauty. Home to glistening, mirror-like lakes, lush green valleys, and ancient woodlands, if you’re looking to settle in a place that consistently inspires you, it’s difficult to think of a better spot than The Lake District.

"For particularly sociable individuals, a lively village rather than a more remote spot might be preferred (and you’ll be spoilt for choice here!).

"Though Grasmere is best known for being the former home of William Wordsworth, this lovely village is surrounded by breathtaking countryside that’s a haven for hikers; from the beautiful woods of Coffin Route to the waterfalls and pools of Easedale Tarn.

"If you love living near the water, you also won’t be short of options. At five miles long and a mile wide, and surrounded by rugged fells, Coniston Water is remarkably beautiful, and Coniston Village has plenty to offer as well.

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"Or perhaps you’re more drawn to the glacial blue Lake Windermere, which is the largest natural lake in England. The nearby village of Ambleside is one of the prettiest towns in the Lake District and is full of charming stone houses, cosy cafes, and independent shops.

"Though Lake Windermere is very popular with tourists, locals can still find solitude in the surrounding hills. Plus, if you’re into sailing, living here means you can take advantage of all the marinas and sailing and windsurfing centres along the lake.

"If you like the idea of living right on the water, the bustling villages of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere provide a warm sense of community."