Retirement Properties in Cambridgeshire

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Retire to Cambridgeshire

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Brains and beauty – Cambridgeshire delivers a potent mix for retirement living

Cambridgeshire county is in the heart of the East of England  and contains the cities of Cambridge, Peterborough and Huntingdon. This county is perhaps known best for the globally renowned seat of knowledge, Cambridge University – and in recent years it’s also been famed for ‘Silicon Fen’ or the 'Cambridge Cluster' – a magnet for high-tech industries and innovation. But this county boasts beauty as well as brains, from punting along the river Cam to Wicken Fen nature reserve, there are plenty of stunning outdoor attractions to enjoy too.
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It’s good to know that all McCarthy Stone retirement apartments for sale in Cambridgeshire – or for rent, are in carefully chosen locations close to amenities, shops and attractions and with good transport options.

The county is well served by major A roads, including the A12 to London and the A14 and A47 to the Midlands. For rail travel, the West Anglia Main Line connects Norfolk to Cambridgeshire to  London, while the Cambridge Line connects the city to London King’s Cross. Thameslink trains take you from Cambridge and Huntingdon to St Pancras, Gatwick Airport, and on to Brighton. London Stansted is also a great option for international travel.

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If you are after an active retirement, you’ll find friendly sports clubs across the county from angling to archery, bowls to boating and cricket to kickboxing. You’ll also be spoilt for choice for golf courses in Cambridgeshire, like Brampton Park Golf Club which is set beside the River Great Ouse or Gog Magog Golf Club which is just outside Cambridge and has a course that dates back to 1901.

From the Royal British Legion, to working men’s clubs and chess clubs there are also plenty of social clubs for a range of interests and Age UK Cambridgeshire has day centres and holds social events across the county too.

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If you’re looking things to do in Cambridgeshire UK, then you’ll probably want to start in Cambridge  itself. Highlights include a walking tour of the university campus, a punt on the river and a visit to the fascinating Fitzwilliam Museum. And if you like historic attractions, Ely Cathedral and Peterborough Cathedral are also worth a trip.

Cambridgeshire is packed with country parks and nature reserves like Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve just outside Cambridge. Ferry Meadows on the outskirts of Peterborough offers walking, cycling and horse riding routes as well as fishing and boating or take a scenic trip on a steam train with nearby Nene Valley Railway. Close to Huntington, you’ll find the lovely waterside National Trust run Houghton Mill and Hinchingbrooke Country park is ideal for a Sunday stroll.

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Its enviable position in the heart of the East of England gives Cambridgeshire county easy access to the bright lights and global culture, theatre, arts and museums of London – which is just over an hour away by train from Cambridge. But you are also close to some of the UK’s best coastline and traditional seaside towns. Norfolk, Suffolk  and Essex  are all close by.For example you can drive to the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural beauty in an hour and 40 minutes from Cambridge, making it ideal for short breaks. Alternatively navigate the canals and waterways of the unique wildlife haven of the Norfolk Broads.

In nearby Essex, you’ll enjoy acres of rolling countryside, including nine different country parks, from the beaches of Cudmore Grove to the woodland and deer of Weald Country Park. And historic towns, like medieval Saffron Walden or Colchester with its Roman remains and Norman castle. If you opt for a retirement property in Cambridgeshire you certainly won’t be short of things to do.

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