Discover retirement living to the full in Lancashire

With rolling hills, historic ruins and one of the most popular seaside resorts in the country, it's no wonder that so many people are choosing to buy a retirement property in Lancashire.

Discover a county with a deep heritage to explore

Whether you're looking for ancient ruins or fascinating museums, there are plenty of curious historic sites to uncover around Lancashire.

You can step inside medieval jail cells at the 11th-century Lancaster Castle, experience over a thousand years of religious and community history at Blackburn Cathedral, or see the sandstone fortification of Hoghton Tower, which was badly damaged in the English Civil War.

You'll find regimental history and an ancient Roman tombstone at the Lancaster City Museum, a collection of more than 60 steam and diesel locomotives at the Ribble Steam Railway, and the last surviving 19th-century steam-powered weaving mill at the Queen Street Mill Textile Museum.

Retire to a part of England that's full of natural beauty

From sandy beaches to towering hills, you'll find all sorts of scenic countryside and diverse wildlife around the county.

You can follow miles of unspoilt coastline at Blackpool Beach, climb to the summit of Pendle Hill for panoramic views of the Lancashire landscape, or spend your time trying to explore all of the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty.

You'll find eagles, hawks and vultures at the Turbary Woods Birds of Prey Sanctuary, more than 1,500 different animals at Blackpool Zoo, and over 13,000 birds at the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

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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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Get out and about with shopping, arts and culture

Whether you're looking for comedy, drama, or just an authentic place to pick up local produce, there are plenty of places to keep you busy around Lancashire.

You can see acrobatics and whimsical performances at the Blackpool Tower Circus, live theatre and cultural cinema at The Dukes in Lancaster, or the largest collection of Tiffany glass in Europe at the Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington.

When you feel like treating yourself, you'll find more than 40 different stores at the Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool, over 45 brands at the Freeport Fleetwood outlet centre, and a huge range of locally produced goods and speciality craft items at the street markets and farmers' markets all over the county.

Stay fit and active in a rural setting

From dedicated hiking trails to relaxing countryside cycling routes, you'll find all sorts of ways to keep up an active retirement around Lancashire.

You can learn to sail at the training centre in Fleetwood, ride horses in the picturesque Rossendale Valley, or keep up your game at more than 50 golf clubs around the county.

If you'd like to retire to a part of England that's packed with natural beauty and historic adventure, our coastal retirement properties in Lancashire are a great fit:

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It’s just wonderful here and our social life has completely transformed since we moved in … McCarthy & Stone has made the whole journey easy and stress-free.