Living in Lincolnshire
Explore a county packed with scenic countryside
With rolling chalk hills, seaside resorts and a deep heritage to uncover, Lincolnshire's an ideal spot for any active retiree. Our retirement properties in Lincolnshire leave you close to the county’s top sights and attractions, so you can enjoy your retirement at a pace that suits you.
Lifestyle in Lincolnshire
Whether you're looking for ancient ruins or intriguing museums, you'll find plenty of historic sites around the county. You can walk the Norman walls at Lincoln Castle, see royal paintings and oriental ceramics at the 16th century Burghley House, or explore the ruins of the Benedictine abbey church at Crowland. There are rare military bombers at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, tours of the oldest diesel side-trawler in the UK at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, and exhibits on industrial and domestic culture at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
Just a few miles out from Lincoln, you’ll find Woodside Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 50 different species of animal. It's a perfect day out for visiting families where you'll find birds of prey, reptiles, sloths and tortoises, as well as tropical butterflies and tigers.
From modern drama to curious craft goods, there's lots to keep you busy around Lincolnshire. You can catch musicals and sport at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness, summer Shakespeare at the Rutland Open Air Theatre, or contemporary arts and crafts at The Ropewalk in Barton-upon-Humber. When the family come to visit, head to Skegness Pier to sample the bowling, amusement arcades and an indoor adventure playground.
If you feel like treating yourself, you'll find more than 30 stores and restaurants at Marshall's Yard in Gainsborough, over 50 brands at the Springfields Outlet in Spalding, and all sorts of antique stores, street markets and speciality shops dotted around the county.
From steep valleys and sandy beaches to seal sanctuaries and precious nature reserves, Lincolnshire's an area that's full of natural beauty and diverse wildlife. You'll find unspoilt sands on the beach at Anderby Creek, a huge expanse of flat marshland across The Fens, and more than 200 square miles of valleys, hills and chalk ridges in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You can see penguins, crocodiles and flamingos at the Natureland Seal Sanctuary in Skegness, or spot rare birds at the Waters’ Edge Country Park, which is next to the Humber Bridge.
Whether you're a hardened hiker or a casual explorer, you'll find plenty of places to keep fit and stay active around the area, such as the 3,000 acres of Capability Brown woodland, lakes and pastures that surround Grimsthorpe Castle.
You can swim, surf and snorkel along miles of Lincolnshire coastline, follow countless miles of dedicated paths and trails across the Lincolnshire Wolds, or keep up your game at 20 tennis clubs and nearly 50 golf courses around the county.
If you like the sound of a peaceful lifestyle surrounded by scenic countryside and historic buildings, see if one of our retirement properties in Lincolnshire is a good fit.
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