When you touch down at Gatwick you will find yourself within easy striking distance of England's finest castles, gardens and iconic beauty spots. This site will help you get the best out of your stay, whether you have 3 hours, 3 days or 3 weeks to explore this beautiful region.
Gatwick is most famous for its airport, the second busiest in the UK, but it’s also handily placed for making it the base camp for your autumn break South East adventure. There are dozens of hotels near Gatwick airport, so you can hop off the plane, unpack and get out and about. Wondering what’s the best thing to do first? Well, how long have you got?
Discover medieval castles, English country gardens, vibrant cities - all on Gatwick's doorstep.
Ride a steam train, lunch in buzzing Brighton, walk the battle sites of the Norman conquest or simply stare at the grandeur of the Seven Sisters.
Spend the night in a castle hotel or a cosy English B&B, paddle in the sea before shopping for a quirky souvenir or a designer treat. Our top city and countryside destinations are all within reach.
There are so many things to do around Gatwick that even without a trip to London you can easily fill a fortnight with exciting, relaxing and interesting excursions. Here are a few itinerary ideas to help you.