A Suffolk town has been named among the prettiest in Britain. 

Woodbridge has been placed third in a list published in The Telegraph of the prettiest places in the country. 

Towns were marked in five categories including views, greenery, historic architecture, shop fronts and low traffic and litter. 

Each category was rated out of 10 and Woodbridge finished with an overall score of 38 out of 50. 

Martin Dunford, from The Telegraph, said that Woodbridge has an "easy-going pace of life" and has a "highly wanderable" high street full of independent shops.

He added: "Its pretty main square is anchored by the distinctly Flemish-looking Shire Hall, while the riverside area at the bottom of the hill focuses on the 18th-century clapboard Tide Mill and the town marina around the picturesque river Deben.

"There’s not all that much to do here other than loaf about, poking about in shops and drinking and eating in a choice of extremely historic pubs, but isn’t that why you’re here?

"Certainly the locals like it that way and it’s worth noting that the town has one or two great places to eat, including the renowned Unruly Pig on the outskirts of town, plus a big historic attraction just beyond in Sutton Hoo – a renowned Viking burial site that was featured in the recent popular film, ‘The Dig’."

The Telegraph also ranked the ugliest towns in Britain with Lowestoft making the list.