2 Jan

Blandford Forum: Enjoy a relaxing retirement surrounded by rich history

Blandford Forum: Enjoy a relaxing retirement surrounded by rich history

When it comes time for us to retire, many want to enjoy their new free time in relative peace and quiet. This can often mean that a move is required to find a location that offers such a setting.

Property for sale in Blandford Forum could be just what those who want to relax and enjoy themselves are looking for in a new home.

The town's entire centre was built at once in the 18th century due to a huge fire in 1731. As a result of this the architecture of the town is of Georgian design, with many buildings still in good condition today.

In particular, the church of St Peter and St Paul and the Corn Exchange are two wonderful reminders of the area's rich history and cultural heritage.

The Dorset town has a population of just 8,000 people, meaning that the town has a much more peaceful atmosphere than you might find in a bigger city.

For shopping, Blandford Forum has both a Tesco and a Morrisons, allowing for locals to get all their essentials from the town itself.

As well as these well known supermarkets, there are also bi-weekly indoor and outdoor markets which can be a great place for residents to meet up and socialise as well as a good place to obtain goods sourced in the area.

And if you are in the mood for something different, the town’s market place is full of independent shops that sell all manner of different items.

Outside of the town itself there are numerous areas of historical significance that are also great in terms of walking in the local countryside. Hambledon and Hod Hill and Badbury Rings are both great examples of Iron Age hillforts that date back as far as 800 BC.

These early settlements are all in close proximity to the town and make a great trip out for those who enjoy a bit of a ramble and some fresh country air!

Once a year the town plays host to the Georgian Fayre which makes learning about the Blandford Forum’s heritage a fun event with various stalls and a funfair all being a part of the festivities.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801678071-ADNFCR

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