Discover retirement living to the full in North East

From historic city centre locations to dramatic coastal properties, we have retirement properties in the North East to suit all lifestyles

A treasure trove for all history buffs

Remnants of Hadrian’s Wall – the nearly 2000-year-old wall that marked the northern frontier of the Roman empire – are scattered across the northern boundaries of this region. Along this nearly 80-mile-long trail, you can explore remnants of Roman bath houses and shrines, forts and temples. Plus, you can delve deep into all aspects of ancient Roman Britain, among many other things, in the North East’s wide variety of galleries and museums.

What’s more, significant castles and monuments abound in the region. From Bamburgh Castle, perched on the Northumbrian coastline, which was once home to the kings of ancient Northumbria, to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, you can explore this region’s fascinating history through these impressive structures.

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne: a proud city teeming with culture

Whether visiting on a day trip or spending your retirement in this eclectic city, there are a wealth of cultural activities, as well as a whole host of restaurants, bars and shops, in this bustling city centre.

Opened in 2004, Sage Gateshead is a gleaming, undulating piece of architecture sitting proudly on the bank of the River Tyne. Designed specifically to enhance acoustics, visit this unique music venue for performances from almost every genre, from classical music to jazz.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is another of the Quayside’s landmarks. Located inside a re-purposed flour mill, it offers an ever-changing array of contemporary exhibitions. And, for the foodies among you, head up to the top floor where you can enjoy some of the finest a ‘la carte dining in Gateshead while admiring stunning views across the Tyne and its iconic bridges.

Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is a Grade I listed theatre hall standing proudly on the beautiful Georgian Grey Street. Here, enjoy varied performances from pantomimes and plays to comedy and dance within its grand and sumptuous interior.

And, we really can’t talk about Newcastle without mentioning football. Football runs through the heart of the city and St James’ Park stands testament to this, with its prime city centre location. Take a tour of the ground or enjoy the electric atmosphere on match days.

Rugged landscapes and dramatic coastlines to satisfy the most ardent of outdoor lovers

From atmospheric woodlands to wide open spaces, crisp flowing rivers to rocky peaks, Northumberland National Park offers more than 400 square miles of remote natural beauty for walkers, cyclists and even horse riders to explore. The Cheviot is Northumberland’s highest point and, on a clear day, offers views as far as the Lake District and even, so they say, Edinburgh!

Plus, as well as miles of stunning coastline, there are gems to explore a little off the coast too. A group of rocky islands off the coast of Northumberland, the Farne Islands are a thriving habitat for wildlife. As well as puffins and seals, the islands are also home to a wide variety of bird species. Three of the 28 islands are accessible by boat from Seahouses harbour, although only during the summer months, so visiting these islands is a truly special experience.

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