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Our Pick of the Best Places to Retire in the UK


Location is important when wanting to settle down for retirement as these years should be filled with enjoyment and tranquillity. In the UK, we are blessed with a wide range of scenery and landscapes that are all amazing. A few factors may determine your location, but these are all unique. With this in mind, here is a list of the nicest places in the UK to retire.


This Scottish country is steeped in history, from colourful fishing to world renowned golf courses. It’s perfect for those who want to get out and enjoy nature. If you’re a culture vulture you won’t feel left out. Catch a play at the Victorian Adam Smith Theatre, take on the Scottish art at the Fraser Gallery or watch the competitors toss caber at the Highland Games.

Officially the most popular county to retire to, with it old-fashioned tea shops and welcoming inns. Plymouth is seen as the cultural centre with great shopping opportunities and great transport links to larger cities.

From country estates to traditional seaside towns, this county has it all. For the outdoor types, we recommend exploring the Forest of Bowland. If you prefer the seaside, then head to Blackpool for delicious fish and chips. Excellent transport links with a ferry ride to Fleetwood.

If you’re a fan of wide open spaces then this should be the place at the top of your list. The historic market town of Holt is the place to go for traditional shops and tearooms. For birdwatchers, the cliff-top walks and large area of salt marsh provide a habitat for over 600 species of birds.

North Yorkshire
Historic market town and spa towns full of independent retailers. Beautiful country house’s in scenic rural surroundings. You’ll be assured of a friendly Yorkshire welcome. If you’re an avid gardener here is the place to be. Visit award winning Valley Gardens as the pride of community led it to be named ‘Best Neighbourhood 2014’.

This South-Eastern Welsh county boasts a fantastic range of activities and noteworthy places. From ancient castles to wine trails and vineyards, with the added benefit of compact location. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring, shopping and dining with travel links to Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol.

This is a location for those who seek secluded yet an active pace of life. Famous for its breath-taking scenery and rural lifestyle. Highly recommended for history buffs with many Roman remains, priories and abbeys.

All our parks offer peace, comfort and security in quiet locations close to local amenities and public transport. The like-minded residents form a friendly retirement community who appreciate ease and comfort of living on a retirement park.

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