We all need time out – whether it’s standing on a cliff-top, gazing at a beautiful garden or delving into the past lives of our literary and military heroes. This area of rich contrasts and exciting history, aptly named the Beautiful South, is sure to supply you with enough ideas to last a life time.
For a start, the constantly changing seasonal gardens of South East England offer a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, as do our iconic natural landscapes such as the South Downs or the New Forest, location of some of the most popular days out in the UK.
The region is a cultural magnet too. Some of the English language’s most celebrated authors, comedians, musicians and actors have called South East England home as some point in their lives. The houses and towns connected with the likes of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Kenneth Grahame collectively provide pages and pages of good day out ideas.
Pay a visit to this ancient rolling downland, home to an enigmatic chalk hill figure!
Take a tour through Eastleigh's past and discover what life was like in the 1930s;...
Major collection of British and European paintings from the 14th to 20thC with...