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The Most Expensive Property in the UK

Here is an overview of the ten most expensive places to buy a property in the UK.

  1. The most expensive place to buy property, with an average price of just under £352,000, is Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire. With famous residents such as The Queen, good schools, great shopping, Legoland and easy access to London and Heathrow this is prime commuter belt.
  2. The next priciest is Surrey, with an average price of £325,800. Usually described as ‘leafy’ it is also commuter belt and boasts good schools, a University and some lovely countryside.
  3. The capital comes in third at just over £300,000. Greater London encompasses everything from Kensington and Chelsea (Average £827,000) to Barking & Dagenham (A mere £172,000).
  4. At £297,000, Buckinghamshire with its lovely villages and countryside is also popular with commuters.
  5. Wokingham in Berkshire is next with an average house price of around £285,000. Again its proximity to London, Reading and Bracknell make it popular for commuters.
  6. Hertfordshire’s lovely museums, parks and gardens also cause the property prices to be pushed up to an average of £263,000 by commuters looking for a quiet retreat.
  7. At £258,000 Oxfordshire is the first place in this list outside the London commuter belt. However its beautiful countryside, the University which attracts investment and students from all over the world and a major tourist industry makes it a popular place to live.
  8. Poole in Dorset has an average house price of £255,500. It has long been a wealthy area due to its harbour, which made it an important shipping port and now makes it a big centre for water sports.
  9. West Berkshire includes the towns of Newbury, Hungerford and Thatcham. With an average house price of just over £252,500 it is also popular with commuters.
  10. Rutland, with an average of £252,000 is England’s smallest county and is located in the East Midlands. It inspired former Monty Python member Eric Idle to create Rutland Weekend Television and from there the sublime Rutles. What better reason to want to live there?

House prices and rankings are based on the figures Q3 2005 published by The Land Registry.

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