After some years of running a small business I'm now retired and living in Salisbury, a beautiful, medieval Cathedral City in the south of England. It's a very popular city that attracts a large number of visitors and tourists every year, no wonder people want to spend their retirement here.

There are plenty of lovely places to visit within easy reach of Salisbury such as Bournemouth on the south coast which is only 30 miles away. It's very popular with retirees due to its beautiful beaches, seafront and popular pier. To some, it's the retirement capital of the south coast.

The New Forest National Park in Hampshire is only 10 miles away and features some beautiful scenery as well as plenty of ponies and donkeys. One of my favourite parts of the New Forest is Bolderwood, it has some wonderful walks and well as a deer sanctuary. There's also the village of Lyndhurst which is always very popular.

As you can see, the Cathedral City is in an ideal location and a very popular place to live. It's also proving to be a popular choice for people who are looking for retirement properties in Salisbury

There is also a sheltered housing complex with rental properties for the over 55s in the Lower Bemerton area called Hedley Davis Court

Retired and living in Salisbury

Retired And Living In Salisbury

I've recently been lucky enough to take early retirement after running a small, home based, business in Salisbury for a number of years. I've also moved to a purpose built retirement apartment for the over 55s, close to Wilton Road. It's within easy walking distance of the City and ideal for visiting the wonderful tourist attractions in Salisbury.

I'm very pleased to have had the opportunity to move here, it's a quiet first floor flat in a lovely little housing complex. It has some wonderful communal facilities and over looks a beautifully maintained garden. There are also some very nice walks in the area including one known as Broken Bridges which runs through to Harnham.

Retirement Hobbies : Keeping My Mind Active

I was determined to keep my mind active when I retired so I found another hobby. That hobby is writing and I must say that it certainly keep my brain busy. I come up with a subject, do some research and spend some time drafting an article. I've also started Andy's Blog which is keeping me busy in my retirement.

I'm also an amateur radio enthusiast and am able to chat to a few other radio hams in the Salisbury area, via a DMR repeater that's located at the hospital. I don't have room for any outside aerials at my new location but I can still listen to radio hams around the world via the Hack Green HF SDR.

Photography is another great interest and and I've been lucky enough to take some great wildlife photos in the area. I usually use the camera on my Samsung phone but also have an older Nikon Coolpix L810 which works well. We go to the Langford Lakes nature reserve from time to time and there are always some great photo opportunities to be found. I've set up an Instagram account for some of my latest photos.

I hope that you find this web page interesting, I certainly enjoyed writing it.

Best Wishes
Andy - Retired and living in Salisbury

Last updated August 17, 2022