Living in North Yorkshire
Explore part of England with a deep history to uncover
From stately homes and sandy coastlines to some of the biggest expanses of unspoilt countryside in England, North Yorkshire is a top spot for a rural and active retirement. Our retirement properties in North Yorkshire will leave you well-placed, allowing you to visit all the great sights while keeping you close to the amenities you require.
Lifestyle in North Yorkshire
With immense cathedrals and intriguing ruins, you'll find all sorts of curious historic sites around North Yorkshire. You can visit the remains of the 12th century Fountains Abbey, which is one of the best-preserved monasteries in the country, admire the ornate Gothic architecture of York Minster, or take a tour of the massive country house and grounds of the Baroque Castle Howard, a structure that took more than a hundred years to build.
You'll find over a hundred locomotives at the National Railway Museum in York, steam engines, mechanical organs and historic fairground rides at the Scarborough Fair Collection, or telegraphs, X-ray tubes and live demonstrations of 19th century physics at the Museum of Victorian Science in Whitby.
Whether you're looking for classic opera or modern art, there's lots to keep you busy when you buy one of our retirement properties in North Yorkshire. You can see classical music and children's theatre at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in
Scarborough, opera and live bands at the 1000-capacity Royal Hall in Harrogate, or drama and musicals at the York Theatre Royal. When you feel like a bit of shopping, you'll find a huge range of boutiques and street entertainers on the busy shopping street of Stonegate in York, over 120 leading brands at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, or a variety of local producers and speciality shops at the street markets spread around the county, such as the Skipton Market or the Shambles Market in York.
From the picturesque valleys and hills of the Yorkshire Dales to the pure sands at Filey Beach, you’ll find plenty of scenic landscapes and a diverse range of wildlife to admire around North Yorkshire. You can explore over 200 square miles of caves, reservoirs and woodland at the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visit Britain's first seaside resort by the family-friendly waters of Scarborough Beach, or hike across the dramatic cliffs and unspoilt uplands of the North York Moors.
You'll see seals, sharks and penguins at the Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, owls, hawks and eagles at the York Bird of Prey Centre, and terns, lapwings and peregrines in the wetlands of the RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve.
From adventurous water sports to leisurely hikes, you'll find plenty of ways to stay fit and healthy around the county. You can swim, surf and sail around the beaches and bays near Scarborough and the North York Moors, explore endless miles of trails and paths around Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or just work on your swing at nearly 50 golf courses across the area.
If you like the sound of expansive moors and valleys, historic castles and serene beaches, take a look at some of our retirement properties in North Yorkshire.
Retirement Homes in North Yorkshire
A Full Range of Lifestyle Options
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