A new poll has seen Andover appear in the Top 50 worst places to live, but it could be worse.

The research conducted by iLiveHere UK saw more than 110,000 readers cast their vote for where they consider are the least desirable towns and cities to call home.

It’s not all bad news though as last year the poll saw Andover come in 22nd place while this year it has fallen to 30th.

Using a tongue-in-cheek style, writers for iLiveHere describe what they think are the less appealing parts of the town, with quips such as: " There is a broad range, from the young – with their furry moustaches and older brothers hand me down nike tops. And the old – who generally hang out at the local gala bingo hall."

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We think Andover has a lot going for it though and so do many of its residents and visitors.

Twinned with the towns of Redon in France, Goch in Germany, and Andover, Massachusetts in the United States, Hampshire's Andover has a wide range of attractions.

Describing the place and some of its rich history, Visit Hampshire said: "The picturesque market town of Andover, in the Test Valley, with its attractive high street and narrow walkways, dates back to Saxon times.

"Most of the town's buildings are from the 18th century when it was an important stop over destination for coaches on their way to London, Southampton and Oxford."

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What Tripadvisor reviewers make of Andover’s attractions

Finkley Down Farm

Damo: "Went with family and friends for our sons birthday. Arrived to find our 2 year olds name on the board at the entrance, wishing him a happy birthday, after his Grandma phoned ahead a few days earlier.

"The lady on the entrance addressed the birthday boy by name and said happy birthday which instantly brought a smile to his face.

"There was lots to see and do, the animal enclosures were all very well kept (animals clearly well looked after) and perfectly visible for toddlers.

"Staff super friendly and helpful."

Thruxton Centre

Mike S: "This was my second time to drive the Porsche Cayman around Thruxton.

"My instructor this time was Lydia, who told me she had only been doing this for a short time. She was so professional, her instruction was exact and her encouragement made you feel at ease.

"I would recommend this as a driving experience to anyone. You come away with a smile from ear to ear on your face looking forward to the next time."

Anton Lakes Local Nature Reserve

annie20061: "Level walk around the lake. Lots of swans, cygnets, ducks and birds. Peaceful and quiet walk. There are a few benches dotted around for a sit down if needed.

"There is a play park for children so good for families as well.

"Free entry & free parking. We sat and had a picnic. We were here a couple of hours."

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Top rated attractions in Andover

Here are the top 5 attractions in Andover according to Tripadvisor reviews.

  1. Finkley Down Farm
  2. Thruxton Centre
  3. Anton Lakes Local Nature Reserve
  4. The Lights Theatre
  5. The Museum of the Iron Age