Retirement homes in West Yorkshire

With three major cities, dozens of charming towns and villages, and the whole of the Peak District waiting to be explored, West Yorkshire's an ideal location for a high-quality retirement home

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Discover a county that's packed with history

From ancient forts and grand country mansions to curious museums and world class art galleries, there's plenty of West Yorkshire's heritage to uncover around the area.

You can see the ruins of a 12th century monastery at the Kirkstall Abbey near Leeds, visit Victoria Tower, the 19th century monument to Queen Victoria on Castle Hill, near Huddersfield, or take a tour of the massive Harewood House, an 18th-century mansion set in a thousand acres of Capability Brown landscape.

You'll find photography, television and animation at the National Media Museum in Bradford, thousands of modern works of art at the Hepworth Wakefield gallery, and underground tours with above-ground exhibitions at the National Coal Mining Museum in Overton.

Retire to an area full of nature and wildlife

Whether you're looking for picturesque parks or fascinating nature reserves, there's lots of natural beauty to discover in West Yorkshire.

You can wander through one of the biggest city parks in Europe at the 700-acre Roundhay Park in Leeds, explore the lake and woodland of Newmillerdam Country Park in Wakefield, or do your best to see every corner of the 500-square-mile Peak District National Park.

You'll find meerkats, crocodiles and exotic birds at Tropical World in Leeds, 200 different species of birds and plants at the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve near Brighouse, and a collection of more than 60 birds of prey at SMJ Falconry in Oxenhope.

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Because we purchased off-plan, we were lucky to choose the pick of the best plots, with stunning views over the communal gardens. I was most impressed with McCarthy and Stone’s flexibility and willingness to help. McCarthy and Stone were incredibly supportive, and made the whole process seem easy.

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 involved in a county full of culture, shopping and events

With world class theatres, city centre shopping and a calendar full of spectacular festivals and events, it's no wonder so many people are choosing a retirement property in West Yorkshire.

You can catch ballroom dancing and touring musicals at the Alhambra theatre in Bradford, see opera and ballet at the 1,500-capacity Grand Theatre in Leeds, or take part in one of the many festivals held throughout the year, such as the Volkswagen Festival at Harewood House, or the Saltaire Festival in Bradford.

When you feel like treating yourself, you'll find more than 70 upmarket stores in the arcades of the Victoria Quarter in Leeds, over 90 leading brands at the Junction 32 outlet centre near Castleford, and a huge range of craft items and locally produced goods at the various markets around the area, such as the Todmorden Market or the Halifax Borough Market.

Stay fit and active in a county of sports and adventure

From dedicated sports clubs to the immense views of a Peak District hike, you'll find all sorts of ways to keep up an active retirement in West Yorkshire.

You can sail, canoe and kayak at the Doe Park reservoir in Bradford, take to the slopes at Snozone in Castleford, or practise your swing at nearly 50 tennis clubs and over 80 golf courses dotted around the area.

If you'd like to retire to a county full of history, nature and bustling city centres, see if one of our high-quality retirement homes in West Yorkshire would be a good fit.