CHEPSTOW has been named as one of the Sunday Times' Best Places to Live 2019.

The border town is one of ten Welsh locations to feature on the list, which will be revealed in its entirety on Sunday, April 14.

Judges consider a range of factors – from employment, schools, and broadband speed to culture, community spirit, and local shops – to compile the definitive list.

This is the first time Chepstow has appeared on the Sunday Times list.

It is the only place in Gwent to make this year's edition.

Helen Davies, The Sunday Times home editor, said, "Finding our very own best place to live now feels more important than ever, for our wellbeing and wealth, happiness and health.

"Wherever you are on the property ladder, The Sunday Times has championed 101 locations across the UK, and crowned one lucky winner that we think is a great place to make a home.

"This year we were looking for community spirit along with convenience and culture. There is so much going on around the country, and so many great places that the choice was a hard one."

Ms Davies was joined on the judging panel by Eleanor Mills, Sunday Times Editorial director, and editor of The Sunday Times Magazine; and writer Tim Palmer; as well as contributors and writers with local expertise.

Their methodology uses robust statistics, including house price data provided by Habito and TwentyCi.

They found a starter home in Chepstow cost around £191,000; a mid-market home £268,000, and a top-of-the-range property £370,000.