Retirement Homes in Salisbury 1 and 2 bedroom homes available to Buy Outright, Part Buy Part Rent or Rent
Living in Salisbury
Discover a medieval cathedral city that’s rich with history
Salisbury is a thriving cathedral city that’s known locally as ‘the city in the countryside’. Salisbury has a bustling, energetic atmosphere and is popular with tourists during the summer months thanks to its impressive cathedral and close proximity to the Salisbury Plain. It’s traditionally English but has an independent spirit. Salisbury has a reputation as a creative and independent hub, which is why the city has captivated visitors and inspired innovation for hundreds of years.
Lifestyle in Salisbury
When you relocate to one of our retirement properties in Salisbury, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Firstly, you can catch a theatre show at Salisbury Playhouse, which is the leading production theatre in the South West of England. You can also visit Salisbury Arts Centre, which hosts thought-provoking exhibitions, performances and films. Resident artists also showcase their skills at Fisherton Mill where you can even purchase some of the works yourself.
Plus, throughout the year, Salisbury hosts a great range of festivals where the whole community comes together. The most popular include Salisbury International Arts Festival, Stonehenge Summer Solstice and the Cursus Cider & Music Festival.
The main shopping district of the city is within walking distance of our retirement properties in Salisbury. This is where all the high street stores can be found, from Laura Ashley and Clarks to WHSmith and H&M.
Salisbury also has a proud history of supporting small businesses and independent retailers. Most of the city’s independent stores are on Milford Street, Winchester Street, Fisherton Street and the High Street, so everything’s within walking distance of our retirement properties in Salisbury.
The impressive and historic Salisbury Cathedral towers over the city. It’s home to the best-preserved copy of the Magna Carta in the world and you can also see the world’s oldest working clock and stained glass from across the centuries. If you like, you can also take a behind-the-scenes tour with one of the knowledgeable guides.
Stonehenge is close by and is one of England’s most famous attractions. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors.
There’s also Old Sarum, which is the site of the earliest settlement in Salisbury and it’s only two miles from the city centre. It was reused by Romans, Saxons and Normans before it grew into one of the most flourishing settlements in medieval England. Now, it’s an English Heritage property that’s open to the public.
If you’re a lover of the great outdoors, then Salisbury is the ideal destination for your retirement. To the west is Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while to the south, the New Forest National Park stretches all the way to the south coast.
For golf lovers, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Golf Course is under six miles away. If you’re looking to start a new hobby, the club professionals here even host ‘get into golf’ sessions, so you’ll be a pro in no time.
A Full Range of Lifestyle Options
“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.”