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A historic trading hub with beautiful landscapes

From the mountains, forests and open waters of the enormous Lake District to the historic city of Carlisle, our retirement properties in Cumbria can provide you with some of the most spectacular scenery in England. Cumbria is the perfect place for a busy and active retirement. From our properties, you can take a boat on Lake Windermere, visit the Solway Coast or explore Furness Abbey. You’ll never run out of fun things to see and do when you retire to Cumbria.

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Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria


Just 10 miles from the border with Scotland, the city of Carlisle covers 400 square miles of land, making it the largest city in England by area. The only city in the county, here you'll find more than 70 big names in the huge Lanes Shopping Centre. You can also discover a wide variety of local produce at the Market Hall, one of the last remaining Victorian covered markets in England.

Outside the city centre, you'll find the historic Carlisle Castle, a 900-year-old strategic site that was in a crucial position near the border between Scotland and England. You can explore its dark dungeons, or see hundreds of years' worth of weapons and vehicles at the Museum of Military Life. Alternatively, head to Castlerigg Stone Circle. One of the earliest megalithic structures in England, the exact purpose of the ancient construction continues to be debated.

Retirement Homes in Cumbria

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