Living in Yorkshire
Uncover a rich heritage in the North of England
With stunning heritage sites, inspiring landscapes and a proud collection of communities and cultures, there might be no better place to start your next adventure than in ‘God's Own Country’. Our retirement properties in Yorkshire put famous landmarks such as Fountains Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales right on your doorstep, providing you with the perfect opportunity to get out and explore.
Lifestyle in Yorkshire
Spanning the duration of the Celtic, Roman, Viking, Norman and the Tudor periods, Yorkshire has a vast and deep history to explore. There are more than 40 castles and abbeys all over the county, as well as seven different cathedrals. In addition, you’ll also find a huge number of museums that cover everything from historic railways to landmark battlefields.
You also can tour stately homes and their stunning gardens, including the iconic Castle Howard. Alternatively, you can visit the Yorkshire coal mines, or bring the family to the country's oldest seaside resort at Scarborough. Here you can enjoy arcades, a funfair and mile after mile of beautiful white-sand beach.
Yorkshire is famed for its northern hospitality and our retirement properties leave you right in the heart of bustling local communities where you’ll find it easy to join in with the local events. By day, you can discover the huge number of festivals taking place throughout the year, such as the Ilkley Literature Festival, the Hull International Photography Festival, or the York Early Music Festival. Alternatively, you can visit Yorkshire’s nine race courses, which host some of the most famous racing festivals in the UK.
Meanwhile, for exciting nights out, there's plenty to see around the county. There's opera and ballet at the Grand Theatre in Leeds, or you can catch live music, comedy and family productions at Europe's largest open-air theatre in Scarborough. Recent performers here include Britney Spears and Sir Cliff Richard.
If there's one thing that there's plenty of in the huge span of Yorkshire, it’s rolling green hills and peaceful meadows. From the North York Moors National Park to the valleys and patchwork fields of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you could find yourself retiring to one of the most scenic parts of the country.
If you’d rather enjoy the sands, then you'll also find a massive stretch of unspoilt coastline, including 36 miles of Heritage Coast that runs from Saltburn-by-the-Sea down to Scarborough. Plus, there are sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, rocky shores and profound views, including the one from Boulby Cliff in Staithes, which is the highest point on the East Coast of England.
If you’re looking for an active retirement, then our retirement properties in Yorkshire could be the perfect location. With the North York Moors and Bempton Cliffs in the vicinity, you’re never short of places to get out, explore and see the local wildlife.
Yorkshire's also home to over 200 golf courses and tennis clubs, as well as many rural pursuits that you might not find elsewhere. Take a leisurely horse ride through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or try out some fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting in Coniston near Skipton.
If you like the sound of bustling cities, green valleys and a little Northern hospitality, see if one of our impressive retirement properties in Yorkshire is the perfect place to start your new adventure.