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St Catherines Oratory or Pepper Pot, Isle of Wight

St Catherines Oratory or Pepper Pot, Isle of Wight

Short Breaks

The UK's short break market is booming and with so much on offer in England's sunny South East, it's easy to see why.

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 lifetime.

Landscape

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.

Culture

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 DickensJane Austen and Kenneth Grahame collectively provide pages and pages of good day out ideas.

History & Heritage

For other unique ideas for days out in South East England, explore the region’s connections with the Royal Family or its key role in Britain’s military history.

Short Break Accommodation

Whether you're looking for a budget hotel, five star luxury, cosy B&B or perhaps a scenic campsite, our accommodation section has hundreds of listings conveniently listed for each county in South East England, many of which show current availability where you can book online.

Ideas For Cheap Short Breaks

An extensive list of attractions and events will add flavour to any holiday and allow you to build an itinerary as you go. Our themed landing pages allow you to browse activity ideas that suit your taste or use the search functionality to see attractions closest to where you're staying. Or check out our videos page to be inspired.

Featuring more than a thousand upcoming events at any one time, you'll be spoilt for choice with seasonal entertainment, many of which offer free entry.

British Airways i360

British Airways i360

At 162 metres high, and with an observation pod rising to 138 metres, the British Airways i360 will be the world’s tallest moving observation tower...

British Airways i360

British Airways i360

British Airways i360 is world’s tallest moving observation tower from the team who...

Coastal Culture Trail

Coastal Culture Trail

The Coastal Culture Trail joins Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, De La Warr Pavilion in...

Newtown National Nature Reserve

Newtown National Nature Reserve

A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife This...

Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Woods

Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Woods

Get in touch with nature, with a visit to Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Woods.