View from Highcliffe, Dorset
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The place where being older is the norm

Christchurch in Dorset - on the south coast between Bournemouth and the New Forest - is arguably the town with the oldest population in the UK.

Part of Eastbourne in East Sussex has an higher median age, but generally Christchurch has a higher proportion of residents over the age of 65 than anywhere else - with almost 31%.

Overlooking the sea, Highcliffe and Mudeford - a few miles from Christchurch town centre - are among the oldest parts of the borough. See why they have become such retirement havens.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley.

  • 07 May 2014