'Atmosphere is draining in this dump': Peterborough is rated WORST place to ...

Peterborough has been rated the worst place to live in the UK after it tipped a list of some of the most rundown areas in the country with residents describing the area as ‘draining’.

The annual survey listed Peterborough the worst for the second year running, while other places including Doncaster and Rochdale were also listed.

It is often said that home is where the heart is but inhabitants of the ten towns and cities on the list feel far from proud about the areas they call home.

Over 80,000 people voted for the worst places in the country through the ilivehere poll.

Surprisingly towns such as Blackpool, which is one of England’s most deprived towns, didn’t make the cut.

Is your town or city on the list? Take a look below…

The map above shows the worst places to live in the country as ranked by the residents

The map above shows the worst places to live in the country as ranked by the residents 

1. Peterborough

Top of the pile, somewhat surprisingly, is one of the country's oldest cities and home to one of its finest cathedrals.

Despite attractions such as a Bronze Age village and the Burghley House stately home, Peterborough has failed to impress its 200,000 dwellers.

Residents from Cambridgeshire town couldn't wait to review their area and organisers of the poll said they had been voting from the minute it opened until the minute it closed.

One said: 'I lived in Peterborough for 15 years and all I can say is wow. what a f*****g DUMP'.

This is while another added that residents feel 'totally isolated from the rest of the world'.

Another even went as far to say that its 'should have been destroyed during WW2.

Despite attractions such as a Bronze Age village and the Burghley House stately home, Peterborough has failed to impress its 200,000 dwellers (Cathedral Square pictured above)

Despite attractions such as a Bronze Age village and the Burghley House stately home, Peterborough has failed to impress its 200,000 dwellers (Cathedral Square pictured above)

2. Doncaster 

Doncaster is a town in Yorkshire close to the River Don and even has a Roman wall for keen history buffs to visit.

But some of the over 300,000 residents that live in the town have warned that the sights aren't actually worth seeing.

One resident warned visitors to 'not make eye contact with people in the town' and to 'avoid' the parks and estates in the area.

Some also joked that cider white lightning was the tipple of choice for Doncaster residents. 

Doncaster town didn't exist until the Romans arrived, the town originated as an informal village that grew up outside the fort, known as a vicus.

The Romans had built a fort on the banks of the River Don and named in Danum.   

St George's Minister, Doncaster, on a perfect blue sky day. Residents ranked the area the second worst in the country

St George's Minister, Doncaster, on a perfect blue sky day. Residents ranked the area the second worst in the country

3. Huddersfield 

Huddersfield had previously been named as the worst city in 2018 but has steadily climbed the ranks. 

The town lists one of its top attractions as a hill, it is a large university and market town.

Many residents claimed the town is full of coffee shops and pound shops, and also that it was unclean.

Others warned that Huddersfield 'should be avoided' by people who wanted to keep hold of their belongings. 

However others were more gracious and one said that only 70 per cent of the town was actually bad. 

Huddersfield is best known for its role in the Industrial Revolution. 

A view of Huddersfield and the surrounding area from Castle Hill. The area was rated the third worst

A view of Huddersfield and the surrounding area from Castle Hill. The area was rated the third worst

4. Rochdale 

Rochdale sits on the foothills of the South Pennines and rose to prominence in the 19th century as a mill town.

Today Rochdale serves as a residential town and many families live in the area. 

But many of those who live in the area don't seem too positive about their surroundings, with one suggesting that the place was 'abysmal'.

Others said people should get out fast in order to avoid smells which they described as having a stench of 'damp vegetables'.

Some residents also joked that modesty was not a worry for the residents and that many would walk around showing the 'rolls around their midriff'.

Despite the negative reviews, in its prime Rochdale had been a boom town of the Industrial Revolution. 

View of the Lancashire town of Rochdale. Disgruntled residents rated it the fourth worst in the country

View of the Lancashire town of Rochdale. Disgruntled residents rated it the fourth worst in the country

5.  Rotherham  

Home to the Chuckle Brothers, Rotherham made number fiver in this year's list of

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