Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

What do I need to know before retiring in Lake District?

Answer this Question

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lake District, they said...

"Expats considering retirement in the Lake District, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, the cost of living can be higher than in other parts of the UK, particularly for housing, as the area is a popular tourist destination. The weather in the Lake District can be quite variable, with a lot of rainfall throughout the year, and colder temperatures in the winter months. Healthcare in the UK is provided through the National Health Service (NHS), which is free at the point of use for residents. Expats should ensure they are eligible for this service or have appropriate health insurance. The Lake District is a rural area, so access to amenities such as shops, restaurants, and entertainment may be limited compared to urban areas. However, the area is renowned for its natural beauty, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and bird watching. Public transport in the Lake District is available but can be infrequent, so having a car can be beneficial. The UK has a reciprocal agreement with many countries for state pensions, so expats should check if they can transfer their pension. Finally, the UK has a complex tax system, and expats should seek advice on their tax obligations in the UK, particularly if they have income or assets in their home country," commented one expat who made the move to Lake District, England.

Mondly by PearsonMondly by Pearson
Learn More

Fun, easy and effective language courses designed by language experts. Learn 41 languages from your native language. Anytime, anywhere, on any device. 50 topics to prepare you for the most common situations. 36 vocabulary builders to install words fast. 41 real conversations to give you fluency.

Mondly by PearsonMondly by Pearson

Fun, easy and effective language courses designed by language experts. Learn 41 languages from your native language. Anytime, anywhere, on any device. 50 topics to prepare you for the most common situations. 36 vocabulary builders to install words fast. 41 real conversations to give you fluency.
Learn More

Other Questions:

What do I need to know before retiring in Lake District?

If you live in Lake District, newcomers to Lake District would love to hear your answer to this question.


Mondly by Pearson
Mondly by Pearson

Fun, easy and effective language courses designed by language experts. Learn 41 languages from your native language. Anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Learn More

Mondly by PearsonMondly by Pearson

Fun, easy and effective language courses designed by language experts. Learn 41 languages from your native language. Anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Learn More

Contribute to UK Network Contribute
Help others in UK by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in UK.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal