9 Best Places to Retire in the United Kingdom

Christchurch

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Approaching or thinking about the end of your career? Then you’re no doubt preparing for some significant life changes, one of which may include a move. Without a 9-to-5 commitment Monday through Friday, you’ll have the luxury of discovering where you might want to live.

If you’re planning on settling in the UK, there are nine beautiful, culturally rich destinations you might want to one day call home that are perfect for living the good life. Whether it’s an urban or rural environment you’re after, we have a list of locales that should suit your preference.

1) Christchurch, Dorset

You’ll be in good company if you decide to live out your days in Christchurch. Dubbed the “retirement capital of England,” the town has a population that’s just under 30% retired. Small wonder it’s also a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches, harbor, nature preserves and historic buildings.

Christchurch is settled against the banks of the Rivers Avon and Stour, its harbor filled with picturesque boats and friendly ducks. Spend your days taking leisurely strolls through the streets, which are lined with specialty shops, cafes and quaint cottages perfect for sightseeing. Christchurch is home to a number of events, particularly during the summer months, when a food and wine fair, music festival and regatta all set up shop right in town.

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