If it's culture that you want, then Cumbria has it in abundance.
Not only that, it's likely that you'll have more spare time to enjoy it, with people in Cumbria saying their work-life balance is second-to-none.
Film, theatre, music, arts and more is all on offer at the thriving Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, which along with The Sands Centre and the Old Fire Station in Carlisle, Kendal Leisure Centre and The Forum in Barrow, also attracts big acts and comedians from around the world.
Inspired by Cumbria's rich culture
“There are lots of intimate venues in Cumbria so you can get up close to the art pieces - and you’re never on a timed ticket!
"It’s a lot more relaxed than experiencing culture in a city, so you can enjoy it more.
“Even if you live in a little village, you’re not far away from somewhere where you can see an outstanding piece of performance, art - or just feel inspired yourself."Read Usha's story