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A historical university city and county town that’s ready to be explored
Whether it’s world famous icons, countryside surroundings or having one of the highest concentrations of preserved historic buildings in England, Cambridge is a wonderful city in which to retire. What’s more, our retirement homes in Cambridge can be the perfect place for you to then make the most of your golden years and enjoy everything this location has to offer.
Lifestyle in Cambridge
Cambridge is teeming with iconic, historical buildings covering everything from abbeys to chapels and churches. Just a few examples include the King’s College Chapel, which is believed to be one of England’s best examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture. There’s also the Grade I listed Church of the Holy Sepulchre with its amazing conical spire. Moreover, if you’re feeling bold you can even go up the spiral staircase inside Great St Mary’s Church’s bell tower.
The biggest draw is of course the world-famous university, which also makes up a large proportion of the city itself. In addition, around 20% of Cambridge’s population is said to be students of the university, which means the city is home to a variety of different cultures and demographics.
The streets of Cambridge are always bustling and alive with friendly locals and sightseers alike. The Market Square is a particular hotspot and is often filled with independent traders and craft stalls. Many festivals and fairs take place around the year, from the Midsummer Fair to the Cambridge Folk Festival, Film Festival, Shakespeare Festival and much more.
Thanks to the city’s popularity you won’t be short on amenities, as close to our retirement homes in Cambridge is an array of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and independent sellers. There’s also a wealth of family activities to be found close by, which means you’ll have lots of choice for things to do with your visitors.
Being a university city, it’s no surprise that the campus grounds and many colleges are some of the top sights to see. The main sites are dotted about the city centre and the historic entrances to places like New Museums Site will definitely catch the eye. What’s more, the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge are another famous few highlights connected to the university that are well worth a visit.
The River Cam, which flows through Cambridge and into the Great Ouse, also offers plenty of sights along its winding route. Its riverbanks can be a perfect picnic destination and there are a variety of activities to do on or by the river such as regattas, rowing and punting.
Cambridgeshire is fantastic for countryside walking and has lots to explore, particularly with more impressive historical monuments, houses and museums. Just outside of Cambridge for instance, is Ely Cathedral. This is a magnificent building famed for its iconic tower and captivating ceilings and stained glass windows.
Just northeast of the city and under an hour from our retirement homes in Cambridge, you could spend the day in Thetford Forest. Here you can find a variety of walks and cycling trails and it’s a great place to go with younger family members. If you keep heading northeast, you’ll get to the Norfolk coast where you can spend the day exploring the scenic seaside landscape.