Retirement homes in Shropshire

With historic castles, picturesque market towns and miles of unspoiled countryside, Shropshire is a top location for finding a high-quality retirement home.

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Discover an area packed with scenic landscapes and diverse wildlife

With around a quarter of the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, it's no surprise that so many people choose to start a new adventure with a retirement property in Shropshire.

You can explore a hundred acres of landscaped parkland and rocky outcrops at Hawkstone Park, near Market Drayton, see ancient quarries and fossil-rich limestone at Wenlock Edge, or climb more than 1,300 feet to the summit of The Wrekin, where you can absorb panoramic views that reach 17 different counties.

You'll find 30 different species of birds to spot at Brown Moss, near Whitchurch, a range of farmyard animals at the Park Hall Countryside Experience, and more than 200 county wildlife sites in the expansive Shropshire Hills.

Retire to a rural county that's full of heritage

From cliff railways to ruined abbeys, there are plenty of intriguing historical sites and museums to explore around the county.

You'll find the world's first cast-iron arch bridge crossing the River Severn in the village of Ironbridge, the medieval ruins of an 11th-century Norman fortification at Ludlow Castle, and one of the best-preserved Iron Age hill forts in the UK at Old Oswestry.

There are military collections at the Shropshire Regimental Museum at Shrewsbury Castle, natural history at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, and ten different museums all within the Ironbridge Gorge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

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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 out and about in a county of culture and arts

Whether you're looking for fine art or modern drama, you'll find lots of venues and events to keep you busy around Shropshire.

You can see opera, dance and musicals at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, sculptures and paintings in the art exhibitions at Weston Park, or the latest blockbusters at the IMAX cinema in Telford.

There's also a huge range of festivals all through the year, including the Shrewsbury Folk Festival, the Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival, or the hugely popular V Festival at Weston Park.

Keep up an active retirement in Shropshire's great outdoors

From fishing to rock climbing, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and active around the county.

You'll find more than 30 golf courses, over 20 horse-riding centres and almost 20 different tennis clubs dotted around the area, and more than 3,500 of walking trails and pathways to help you explore the scenic countryside.

If you're looking for beautiful landscapes and rich heritage in a peaceful, rural setting, take a look at some of our impressive retirement properties in Shropshire:

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