Top 10 Worst Places to Live In Yorkshire, England

Yorkshire is by far the most beautiful and biggest county in the whole of the U.K.
With many famous landmarks, castles, treks, and green green land. Its hard to believe that its home to some of the roughest places that time seems to have forgotten.
Much due to the collapse of the mining and steel industry its sometimes just a 10 minute drave of the motorways to end up in ghost towns.

With over 40yrs experience of moving around heres my choices

The Top Ten

1 Castleford

Castleford is nothing like it was twenty years ago. The chemical works have gone. It has a popular little shopping centre, Junction 32 with its designer outlets. The brilliant Xscape and lots of new housing developments shooting up all over. So it's about time people stopped slagging it off from an outdated reputation of many years ago. - OldLeedsMan

Crap hole, got the hell out of there as soon as I could

Lies it is great

FUll of gays try to rape you all the time

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2 Bradford

Massive problem with social housing and illegal immigrants. Another of the larger city's widely acknowledged for the curry capital of England but that's where the fun stops as more fast food shops closed down per pound than any other city. - elfman73

I have lived in Bradford all my life and it is just awful and I don't feel like I am In England instead more like India

It's a mini India

1956. Remember that date. First immigrants moved in to support the the wool trade by working in the factories. It was,slowly,all down hill from there. The disintegration of a wonderful city will now stay with us forever.

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3 Leeds

Been here for over 25 years now, just a bit more than half of my life and totally disagree. In fact, I think it's probably the best city in the UK, even makes my Top 10 of best cities in Europe, plus has a spot somewhere in my Top 50 of best cities in the world. Some of the cities before Leeds are Florence, Amsterdam, Havana, Munich. Prague, Ho Chi Minh, for example, but only as a visitor, not to live there permanently.

Leeds is lovely some bad places most good just a lot of drug and hooligan football fans but most biggest, famous city in England

I think Leeds is the best. I have been here all my life so yeah.


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4 Rotherham

Rotherham town centre is dire full of asian
not a nice place to reside.

As to be in due to the sad and frightening breaking stroy over the last 2 years that 4'000 plus girls were molested in the 80s 90s 00s and that wide spride paedophile rings are rife in the city and its boundaries.

The number could exceed 25k they reckon and its come to light that social services knewaabout this. - elfman73

From 1997-2013, 1400 children were groomed, raped, and threatened with violence by gangs of Muslim Men (most from Pakistani heritage). Those crimes were ignored by the Police, Social Services, and the ruling local Labour Party Council and its previous local MP, Denis MacShane and its current MP Sarah Champion. Anyone who raised this issue were labeled 'racists', 'Islamophobic', 'Xenophobic' by the local authorities. Those crime still continue to do this day and are consistency covered up.

5 Featherstone

A little pit village where the residents are so violent that they will beat you for stopping at ared light. Again like Castleford this finds itself as a tiny suburb of Wakefield but these residents take it one step further. If you shop in the city of Wakefield where the named stores are or work then you are shunned.

A village hit by pit closings in the 80s 90s still have high unemployment and high number of people claiming to be disabled - elfman73

If the dunt come from t village what yer doing ere. Usually followed by a punch in the face. A charming little destination not on anyones map.

6 Harrogate

If you're not born with a plum in your mouth or silver spoon up your bottom then this city is not for you.
Next to some idilic surroundings but housing is way over priced and if you drive less than a BMW then you will be snubbed.
Middle class downton abby wannabes but without the real cash to back it. - elfman73

7 Barnsley

Total eyesore of a place, town centre a complete joke. The best thing in the place is a road leading out of it.

Downtrodden pit town, see above. - elfman73

Bransley is twinned with Bradford. They are both socially & economically deprived. They are also run by the Local Labour Party Council.

8 Pontefract

A mixture of Castleford and Featherstone people who marry and social housing. A lot better than Featherstone but some areas like ferry Fryston has a huge power plant that really does pose a threat to health - elfman73

It's great

9 Doncaster

Doncaster is full of crack heads and dope ass. Ain't no place like Donny, scum.

Filled with spice heads in the centre and Chavs around the outskirt


10 Hull

Hull stinks and nothing's special and plus I lived there for 14 years

Not many places on the coast in Yorkshire arec considered a slum, Hull come top in many lists that you don't want to be like school age pregnancies.

A shame because its on the beautiful East Coast - elfman73

Complete toilet

Hull is a place of mixed fortunes, There are some very attractive buildings both old and new, some fine pubs and restaurants, theatres, libraries and museums. An attractive shopping complex built over the old docks is well worth a mention. It is a Port where millionaires keep their yachts, but also, rather sadly a town that has a problem with unemployment and drug dependency. I suspect it is that diversity that makes the place so fascinating. There are some interesting street names "Dagger lane" to name but one.
It was a t

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The Newcomers

? Pocklington

Lovely place but full of bellends

The Contenders

11 Huddersfield

Just a pure wank hole

Huddersfield is a hole full of immigrants, chavs and dicks. It's crime ridden, lifeless and bleak.

Full of wankers n drunken gits

12 York
13 Grimsby

Grim by name,...

Next to hull and many of the same problems BUT 1 smaller and 2 a town not a city. - elfman73

The best place without a doubt. Lived here for over 8 years and enjoy the true British tradition.

14 Wakefield

Wakefield is bare scruffy and full of drugies

I like pontefract better


Wakefield or 'Wakey' is a completehole, its deng and there's BARE mongs

15 Selby
16 Knottingley

It a dump!

Knottingley is a small town or industrial village, It has no amenities, no library no sports or leisure facilities. It is a town with no pride or any hope. Sadly most peoples only ambition is to be able to afford to go to Benidorm for a all inclusive binge dinking holiday. Knottingley is without doubt the dirtiest most littered town in the world, It is normal accepted practice to discard rubbish in the streets or by the canal. Abandoned furniture old bicycles etc.are to be seen all around the place. It is difficult to find anything positive to say about the town. It is a town that has kept its 1960s working class attitude, and honed it to perfection. People still are talking about the miners strikes of the eighties and their hatred for Thatcher forty years on. There is a club which has a sign on the wall warning member's of a fifty pence fine for farting near the bar and another asking "ladies" not to dance on the seating in high heels.
Hard to believe but sadly true. Life ...more

Knottingley people like pubs with large televisions damp walls and stinking toilets.
It is a place to avoid at all cost, the women are all obese and ugly. children are given their tea of chips in curry sauce and crisps whilst rolling around on the pub floor where cats and dogs have previously defecated.It is the most filthy rubbish littered town in the world.

Everything is disgusting, including the people.

The most depressing place on earth.
All the pubs are either boarded up, derelict, burned out or unsanitary.
It is normal practice to throw all rubbish on the road or pavement, everyone disposes of their takeaway cartons and wrappings by throwing them in the street, children are encouraged to follow suit and to kick items already on the ground. Spitting is very much accepted both inside and out. The library is gone the sport centre is derelict and vandalised there is graffiti everywhere, The bank is closed, but takeaways seem to thrive, even though the shops are the most filthy that you will ever find.

It is a town that welcomes Gipsies and Travelers, residents and the local authorities seem to turn a blind eye to the disposition of old tyres, sump oil, redundant bathroom suites, tree and hedge clippings,
all of which are to be found dumped between the river and the canal. Knottingley is an industrial town and home to three glassworks, a chemical plant, solvent ...more

17 Sheffield

Sheffield is beautiful. Very close to the Peak District, Pennines and Hillsborough.

18 Mixenden
19 Heckmondwike


it is full of pakis and a drug dealing town its full of police who touch kids and full of pissheads

20 Batley

Full of asian drug dealers and gangs. Out of towners can't even step into staincliffe without asians attacking scary place

21 Dewsbury

Full of smack heads and prostitutes and crime ridden kids Leon Robinson little knobhead lies about getting sent down

22 Halifax

Best place where to live I have lived there for 17 years

Absolute tip. Cannot wait to leave.

Love Halifax I’m young so I love all the bad stuff

23 South Kirkby

Yes south Kirkby is a bad place to live now it use to be nice

It is rubbish

24 Thorne
25 Bramley
26 North Halifax

Ovenden, Illingworth, Mixenden, Boothtown; high levels of social depravity and all the trappings that comes with it.

27 Bridlington

Full of scums

28 Ossett

Full of old people who think they rule the town and the year 11 kids from ossett are sound


29 Sherburn
30 Keighley

Why hasn't anyone mentioned this depressing,boring,grubby,little hole. Full of old fat people and some thick kids.council members even thicker. Remember why tour de Yorkshire had to quickly skip the section going through the high street?. Sez it all!

31 Ilkley
32 Hadleigh

We need ukip

33 Jaywick

Full of crackheads, terrible places and litter everywhere. not to mention the alcoholics

34 Hebden Bridge

Don't believe everything you hear or see. If you are unlucky enough to grow up there and your not well off then good luck in getting out. High drug usage and alcohol abuse amongst young people. Depressing to see. Jobs are few and far between, education is run down... Lets not talk about the flooding.

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