The village of Haigh in Wigan has been named the poshest place to live in Greater Manchester - we took a tour

We took a tour of the village of Haigh near Wigan, which has been selected as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.
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A little village just a few miles outside of Wigan town centre considered a hidden gem of Greater Manchester has been named one of the poshest villages to live in the UK.

Haigh has a population of little over 1,000 and an average house price of £257,000, but it’s the historic buildings, huge woodland park and its iconic country mansion Haigh Hall that has seen it selected as a place with a ‘posh appeal’.

A survey conducted by property agent Savills placed 54 villages from around the country on a list of the most desirable areas to live in terms of cost and the lifestyle they offer.

Haigh was the only place to make the list in Greater Manchester and we decided to head up to the village to check it out for ourselves and get a feel for why members of the community are so proud of where they live.

We spoke to acclaimed artists Al and Al about the masterplan they have drawn up with Wigan Council for Haigh Hall to transform the venue’s fortunes and to a parish councillor about what it is like to live in Haigh.