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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.

Retire to Cambridgeshire

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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.

Retirement Homes in Cambridgeshire

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