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What is the nicest place to retire to in England?


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Huge
I suggest the house type you choose and location of the plot that it sits on is the most important consideration whether that be where you are currently located or elsewhere. As to nicest places to live, choose by listing what is most important to you (i.e. affordability, family, countryside, weather (climate), theatre, health facilities, shopping, public transport, airports) but be honest and only list those things that are of real long-term importance to you - remember retirement can mean 45 years or more. Also, that when retired you can travel for years so you can always visit and stay for holidays if you like a particular place. Whatever you do do not buy a timeshare or overseas property - just rent what you want when you want it. Personally, I am happy where I live now in East Anglia - centrally located and with good facilities and country side but lots of people prefer to move to the coast, trouble is those places are full of old people!

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magdalena
North wales. Beddgelert is the most prettiest town, in the middle of the Snowdonia.

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Kell S
Retire to Scotland instead! The North East of Scotland has some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere in the British Isles, and probably in Europe! With majestic mountains, open countryside and the Sea all within near distance to towns and cities (check out Aberdeen - it's absolutely gorgeous, with granite buildings sparkling in the sunshine and we get more hours of sunshine per annum than anywhere else in Scotland).

Honestly - you can't do better!

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scrufffff grrrrrrr
depending on what sort of surroundings you want...i'd say for country side you cant beat the cotsworlds....beauty beyond belief....myself i would want to be on the coast....devon or cornwall for me!

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ginoguarino
Didn't know they have nice places in England, Try Wales or Scotland instead.

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COD4 Junkie
sorry to disagree, but im planning to leave this sorry country long before retirement...over priced, underfunded, double standards etc etc

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nataliebritton84
norfolk is pretty much untouched. beautiful aorund the broads. My grandparents retired there and they think its fantastic

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ramrod cowfins
Devon and Cornwall have the most temperate climate on the British Isles mainland, and some stunning scenery, however it can get extremely busy in the holiday season, and rail and road links are not the best. Northern Ireland is beautiful and the people are fantastic, but the weather is poor. If you can afford it, the channel isles would probably be the ideal place to retire, with a good climate and just a short hop to France. Very expensive, though.
I hope this helps.

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David H
Eastbourne, everything is geared towards an elderly population, decent climate and just an hour and a half to London.

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Dan D
Eastbourne, it has an ageing population so all its facilities are aimed at the retired age.
and plus its nice by the sea!!

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KENNETH S
west dorset. but keep it to yourself

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budding author
I would opt for Bridlington Yorkshire, the whole coast line from Brid to Scarborough and on to Whitby is great.
Housing is one of the cheapest in the UK.
Very few yobs in Brid, if you haven't given it a thought check it out on the Internet, I live about 200 miles away but I go at least once a month, if you don't drive or don't want to drive there are plenty of local buses , which go all along that coast and are free to OAP's
Give it a thought.
I think I'll pop into the local Brid tourist office this weekend and see if I can get a free tee shirt for writting this?

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The Lost Elf
Headington, oxford

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Monkey Hanger
Countyside in North of England

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murphywingedspur
Brixham, Devon; St Ives, Cornwall; Shanklin, Isle of Wight;
Anywhere in The Lake District.

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XlouX
ground Cumbria or Yorkshire it is beautifully or may be even Scotland have a good retirement

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Angel
Lake District,
Cotswold's,
Cornwall,
Peak District,
Northumberland,
New Forest,
Surrey,
Kent & Englands Garden,
North Yorkshire Moors,
South West England,
West Dorset,

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Simmo
Cornwall. If you can stand quite a large tourist boom in the summer it is so worth it, plus you could blatantly find somewhere nice and quiet where tourism isn't as high.

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potnoodle99
Walton on the Naze

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richard_beckham2001
Cornwall

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Lori M
nowhere move, move far far away!

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nkcliff
not in uk

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Gobbledeegooke
the crematorium

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tedrfandthedog
Bournemouth. Or Eastbourne. (ramps everywhere!!)

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Pinky and THE BRAIN
the cemetry


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