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19 Sep

Planning on Retiring Abroad? Visit These Amazing British Destinations First!

Hold Fire On Your Retirement Flights! These Stunning Locations Need A Visit First.


Dreaming of retiring abroad? Before you go, take some time to visit the beautiful destinations Britain has to offer. Revel in the natural beauty, historic richness, and high culture of your homeland before heading off into the world. Here are some of our favourites.



The beautiful Yorkshire countryside has been an inspiration to painters for centuries. In recent years, it also boasts of fine food and drink. At the heart of Yorkshire is the Harrogate District which offers a fine, cosmopolitan getaway.

Wander along the tree-lined streets of the Montpellier Quarter and stop for refreshments in their renowned tearooms. Visit the beautiful gardens and parklands to enjoy the area’s natural beauty. After a long day of walking, relax at the Royal Baths near the Crescent Gardens.



In Somerset, Bath is home to famously warm waters. The Romans built a system of baths that are still around today. Bath is also home to five theatres that bring in world renowned theatre companies. Year round festivals celebrate film, music and literature. For outdoor adventures, the Royal Victoria Park provides golf courses, tennis courts, and a bowling green.

Are you a patron of the arts? Enjoy exhibitions at The Victoria Art Gallery and Museum of Eastern Asian Art. Literature lovers will be delighted to find that a number of Jane Austen’s books took place in Bath. The Jane Austen Centre celebrates that fact.


Chipping Campden

In south central England, the beautiful, rolling Cotswold Hills invite you to come enjoy its natural beauty. Nestled in the Cotswold district, Chipping Campden is a small market town best known for the elegant, limestone buildings of High Street. They are built from locally quarried Cotswold stone.

Other attractions include the Court Barn which is home to a local arts and crafts museum showcasing local traditions. If you need an afternoon away from city life, visit Dover’s Hill, a beautiful landmark just outside of Chipping Campden.



Looking for an outdoor adventure and breathtaking sights? Visit Snowdonia and enjoy the natural beauty of mountains, cliffs and surprisingly, beaches too.

The landscape is ideal for leisurely bike rides and cross country day hikes. Cardigan Bay or Conwy Valley are good places to stay. From either place, you have good access to the beauty of the coast or mountains. While there, don’t forget to see Fairbourne Miniature Railway for a quirky and cute day out.



If you haven’t yet visited Edinburgh then you must pack your bags and go. Summer or winter, the Capital of Scotland offers a wide array of attractions. Visit the iconic Comedy Festival in August or wrap up warm in the winter and explore historic Edinburgh Castle in the day and roam the streets of Edinburgh on a ghost tour in the evening. There are plenty of green spaces too, with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh being one of the most popular tourist destinations.

Great Britain offers a wealth of natural beauty and cosmopolitan destinations. If you already have an annual multi-trip travel insurance policy*, you’ll be able to enjoy adventurous destinations without worrying about expensive mishaps. Then, you can retire abroad knowing you have thoroughly explored the home you leave behind.
*Must have a minimum of 2 nights pre-booked accomodation.


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