Retirement homes in East Midlands

With busy cities, picturesque coastlines and a network of charming market towns and villages, the East Midlands is an ideal place to start a new adventure with a high-quality retirement home.

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Retire to a region that's packed with natural beauty and wildlife

From national parks and nature reserves to stately gardens and towering hills, there's plenty of unspoilt countryside and open spaces around the East Midlands.

You'll find more than 500 square miles of hills, valleys, rivers and moorland at the Peak District National Park, ancient woodland and prehistoric rocky outcrops at Bradgate Park in Leicester, or expansive views from the hilltop park at the Heights of Abraham.

You can see penguins and crocodiles at the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, spot birds, butterflies and dragonflies at the nature reserve at Stanwick Lakes, or see over 250 different species of birds at the Attenborough Nature Centre in Nottinghamshire.

Discover a rich heritage in a historical part of England

Whether you're looking for ancient ruins or top-notch museums, the East Midlands is full of intriguing historical sites and monuments.

You can see the remains of the partially-demolished Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire, walk around the massive Norman walls of Lincoln Castle, or see historic military re-enactments of the Battle of Bosworth at the Heritage Centre in Leicester.

There are exhibitions around prison life and executions at the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, the largest collection of historical footwear in the world at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and social, domestic and commercial cultural history at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

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I loved my previous property but the time had come where I knew I needed to downsize. I knew I wanted to remain in the area close to my family and friends so I was on the lookout for fresh, new build properties in a central location when Justice Court caught my eye. There's never a dull moment at Justice Court and I would recommend the move to anyone, it's independent living at its absolute finest.

Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Get out and about in a region of shopping and culture

From unique boutiques to the latest touring opera, you'll find plenty of places to keep you busy in the East Midlands.

You can see musicals, pantomimes and annual festivals at the 900-capacity Buxton Opera House, modern drama and original productions at the Curve theatre in Leicester, or community-focused art galleries, studios and cinemas at the modern QUAD Centre in Derby.

When you feel like treating yourself, you'll find a huge range of places to shop and to eat. You can explore more than 120 shops at Highcross Leicester, including John Lewis and and House of Fraser, browse independent retailers around a Victorian courtyard at the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village in Northamptonshire, or hunt down curious craft goods and antiques at the Whitemoors Antiques and Craft Centre in Market Bosworth.

Stay fit and active in the East Midlands' great outdoors

Whether you're a dedicated cyclist or an experienced golfer, you'll find lots of opportunities to keep up an active retirement around the area.

There are over 170 golf courses and 120 tennis clubs dotted around the region, as well as countless miles of dedicated walking trails and cycling paths to guide you around the beautiful countryside.

You can take to the slopes in the Swadlincote Ski Centre, take cross-country pony rides at Mansfield, or camp and catch fish at the 5 different lakes of Woodland Waters in Ancaster.

If you'd like to retire a part of England that's full of green landscapes, bustling towns and a rich heritage, have a look at some of our impressive retirement homes in the East Midlands: