Retirement Properties in Nottinghamshire

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Retire to Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest, East Midlands


From Ice Age art to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottinghamshire has a rich history to discover, including castles, caves, culture and nature.

When you think of Nottinghamshire, Sherwood Forest and the stories of Robin Hood are probably at the forefront of your mind, but there is much more to see in this historic and beautiful county in the East Midlands. From the oldest cave art in the UK at Creswell Crags to the 13th Century manmade caves below Nottingham, the county is full of unique treasures. Above the surface you’ll find stately homes, like the imposing Elizabethan Wollaton Hall, with its grand gardens and deer park and atmospheric ancient castles, like Nottingham Castle and Newark Castle.

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The legend of Robin Hood permeates every corner of the county, and you can find many tours and attractions exploring his adventures. Sherwood Forest is a must visit for tranquil walks and cycles as well as family orientated events – be sure to visit the 1,000 year old Major Oak – Robin Hood’s hideout, You can also see the pretty church he may have married Maid Marian in – St Mary’s in Mansfield and the National Justice Museum in Nottingham which gives an incredible insight into the horrors of the historic justice system and the County Gaol where Robin Hood was supposedly incarcerated.

Nottingham itself is a fantastic place to explore, packed with shopping, theatres, cinemas, bars and restaurants – and some of the oldest pubs in the country including the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.
It’s also worth a trip to Newark on Trent, an attractive market town with its picturesque castle on the river and the popular Newark Air Museum.



Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas are blessed with unspoilt countryside and nature reserves, like the gorgeous Erewash Valley Trail on the border of Derbyshire. This thirty mile circular route offers walks/rides for all abilities. Or for lakes and birdwatching try Attenborough Nature Reserve in Greenwood Forest, Nottingham. You can walk all the way to Beeston Marina. Beacon Hill Country Park has the second highest peak in Leicestershire and is another beautiful spot to explore. 

Nottinghamshire also offers easy access to the wilds of the Peak District, the UK’s most visited National Park, perfect for walking – serious walkers will love the iconic Pennine Way - climbing, caving and cycling, but also has plenty of gentler activities too – like a visit to the genteel spa town of Buxton, magnificent Chatsworth House, or take a barge trip through Sandedge Tunnel.

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All McCarthy Stone retirement property in Nottinghamshire offers easy access to amenities and attractions, so you can make the most of this unique county.

Other than a brief stretch of the M1, which runs past Nottingham, there are no motorways in the county - however the proximity of the M1 does mean you can get from Nottinghamshire to London in around three hours. From Worksop you can be in Norwich and the stunning Norfolk Coast in around two and a half hours via the A1. Most of Nottinghamshire is connected internally and externally by A roads and the region is well supported by regular bus routes.

You’ll find regular train services between the larger towns. Nottingham to Sheffield, for instance takes around an hour. For international travel, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donnington or Doncaster Sheffield airport provide convenient options. 



Nottinghamshire itself has a thriving community scene, like the Inspire knitting and crochet projects run through local libraries and Live and Local which delivers musical and theatre performances to villages and community centres in rural areas. Golf lovers will be delighted by the 36 hole Nottinghamshire golf and country club, which also boasts fine dining as well as a beautiful setting. While cricket fans are also in for a treat, with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s famous Trent Bridge ensuring plenty of access to top quality matches.

Whether you are looking for rural property for sale in Nottinghamshire or retirement properties to rent in Nottinghamshire, it’s good to know that McCarthy Stone retirement developments are designed to encourage community spirit. 83% of McCarthy Stone homeowners experience a sense of community in their new retirement home.


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