Retirement homes in Edinburgh

The Scottish Capital's a lively, busy city with plenty to see and do – but it's also an area that's rich with beautiful countryside, authentic buildings and a deep history.

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Explore a vibrant capital city

For anyone looking forward to the next adventure in their life, Edinburgh could be a perfectly balanced place to find a new home. In fact, a recent survey found that it was the most popular retirement destination in Scotland.

Wherever you choose to live in Edinburgh, the best sights and landmarks are only a short bus ride away. You can discover the grand heritage of the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the Queen's Holyrood Palace along the Royal Mile, or admire the famous works of the Scottish National Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art.

When it's time to treat yourself, you'll see all of the usual brands and restaurants along Princes Street, as well as more up-market shops along the nearby George Street and Multrees Walk. If you prefer a more down-to-earth atmosphere, you can find fresh, home-grown produce at the Edinburgh Farmers' Market, or you can head to the weekly Stockbridge Market for a wide variety of fresh breads, meats and creative craft items.

If you're usually happiest when you're exploring the Great Outdoors, you'll find plenty of greenery around the city. You can take a walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens, or cut across Holyrood Park to absorb the view from the top of Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano. There are also miles of scenic coastline to discover along the northern edge of the city, and the truly enormous Pentland Hills Regional Park is only a few miles away, with over 100km of signposted walking routes to explore.

If you're thinking of starting a new chapter in Edinburgh, just take a look at the high-quality retirement homes we have in the area.

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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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Try exciting days out

If you're planning to retire into an active lifestyle, there's a lot to keep you busy. Edinburgh is packed full of tennis clubs, bowling and social clubs, and golf clubs. Near the affluent Morningside area, for example, there are more than five different golf courses within a one-mile radius!

For those who prefer to take in some culture, there's dance and drama at the Festival Theatre in Old Town, or ballet and opera at the Theatre Royal. There are also a large number of regular festivals, events and touring shows throughout the year, such as the Edinburgh Fringe, the International Film Festival and the International Book Festival.

Or if you'd prefer to experience the scenery and explore the area's rich history, there are lots of heritage trails and nature trails all over the area for you to follow.

Make use of a well-connected capital

There's an extensive and reliable bus network that runs all over the city, or if you're planning a holiday, it takes less than 30 minutes to get from the city centre to the airport by tram. And as you'd expect from a capital city, there are high-speed train services running all over the UK – perfect for when you want to visit friends and family.

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I can choose to get involved in what’s going on at the development or to catch up with my friends as I please. Our development has 24 hour security, a secure door entry system and a house manager to oversee everything so I feel so safe here. I feel that I can just come and go as I please and I just feel really safe and secure.