Retire in Hay-on-Wye, Wales

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Hay-on-Wye, Wales is known as "the biggest second-hand bookshop in the world" and a mecca for anyone who loves to read.   The sleepy little town in south Wales is just west of the…

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Retire in Aberystwyth, Wales

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Aber (as the locals call her) is a holiday town along the west coast, right in the middle of Wales.   It is also a university town and the terminus of…

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Retire in Llangollen, Wales

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We just stumbled on this gem of a town after leaving Porthmadog.    After 5 days in Wales (we had only planned to stay 3 - but couldn't tear ourselves away)…

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Retire in York, England

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Seems like everyone's been to York!  Anglo-Saxons, Romans, Vikings, Scots, monks, Kings, Lords of the Manor, craftsman and now the locals and tourists.  They have all left their mark on…

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Retire Near London!

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Every time I fly to the UK, I leave wishing we had just a few more days.   Even if you can't stay for the rest of your life, if you retire near…

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Roll With It in England!

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We were in Ashford England for 4 days while hubby was attending a train convention.  Thinking it would be fun and exotic to take the Chunnel Train under the English channel to…

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Retire in Totnes, England

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We've been all over England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.    If I got to pick my favorite place, I'd retire in Totnes, England.  A town of 7,500, it is not far from the south…

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Retirement in Edinburgh, Scotland

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If you are considering retirement in Edinburgh, Scotland, first of all you need to learn how to pronounce it.  Locals call it Ed-in-bur-a.  The gh is silent. This is the…

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Retiring in Ayr, Scotland!

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If you are looking for a mild climate, coastal waters, and history, you might want to consider retiring in Ayr, Scotland.   This moderate sized town of 46,000 sits on the…

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