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With some of the most popular tourist attractions in England, you will never be stuck for ideas on places to visit in the South East this year. When you plan your next trip be sure to look at the range on offer in one of the most diverse and beautiful parts of England.

For inspiring things to see, look no further than enchanting castles, impressive cathedrals, inspiring museums, historic houses and lots more can all be found here in the South East.

For starters there is Wakehurst in Sussex, Windsor Castle in Berkshire, Canterbury Cathedral in Kent and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Hampshire.

South East England’s climate also makes the area perfect for must-see vineyards and beautiful gardens, but there are also plenty of indoor attractions for a rainy day

However, if you prefer to quench your thirst with a beer, there are plenty of established breweries, as well and some Great Country Pubs that showcase these local brews.

Kids entertainment

If you intend on taking the children along and having some family fun, check out the exciting theme parkspopular zoos, steam railways and farm parks – all of which are sure to provide that next memorable day out in South East England for you and your family.

Best Tourist Attractions Near Me

Browse the below list featuring some of the best attractions in the South East or for a list of local attractions near you, select map view to search geographically.

If your South East of England break involves a day trip to London we can highly recommend the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory Greenwich and the National Maritime Museum.

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  1. British Airways i360

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    Sightseeing

    Brighton

    Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before!

  2. Chislehurst Caves

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    Cave

    Chislehurst

    Your whole family can travel back intime, on an exciting lamp-lit tour of the labyrinth that is Chislehurst Caves.

  3. New Forest Activities

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    Type:

    Sports Ground

    Beaulieu

    New Forest Activities is a one-stop shop for booking activities and discovering what there is to do in The New Forest National Park. Based on Beaulieu High Street, the New Forest Activities Booking Centre specialised in providing information about...

  4. Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Romsey

    With a tributary of the River Test flowing through, the garden forms a superb setting for the 12thC priory.

  5. Hospital of St Cross

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    Historic House / Palace

    Winchester

    Medieval almshouses, church, ambulatory, Brethren's Hall and kitchen, Master's garden.

  6. Red House

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    Bexleyheath

    Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William Morris - writer, artist, craftsman and socialist

    The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary...

  7. Hole Park Gardens

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    Garden

    Cranbrook

    15 acres of spectacular gardens and woodlands. Spectacular bluebell wood.

  8. SS Shieldhall

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    Boat Trip

    Southampton

    Shieldhall was laid down in October 1954 and entered service in October 1955. Built by Lobnitz & Co of Renfrew, she is of special interest as she was built on older classic lines with a traditional wheelhouse, of riveted and welded construction with

  9. Stoke Mandeville Stadium

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    Venue Provider

    Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury

    Stoke Mandeville Stadium boasts the highest grade of facilities for our leading sportsmen and women as the Birthplace of the Paralympics and the National Centre for Disability Sport.

  10. Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Chatham

    Experience the thrills of high speed with sharp bends, head for Buckmore Park International kart circuit where Lewis Hamilton and many of Britain's Formula One drivers learned their trade. Buckmore Park offers karting for four to 80!

  11. The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

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    Natural Feature

    Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views

    Be inspired as Tennyson was
    Tennyson Down is probably one of the most popular places to walk on the Island. You can enjoy it just for the great leg-stretch from Freshwater Bay...

  12. Hinton Ampner House and Garden

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    Garden

    Alresford

    Best known for its fine garden, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art.

  13. British Wildlife Centre

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Lingfield

    The British Wildlife Centre is the best place to see and learn about Britain’s own wonderful wildlife, with over forty different species including deer, foxes, otters, badgers, pine martens and red squirrels.

  14. Vintage Days Out

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    Event Venue

    Crafting the perfect day out - Enjoy a unique experience enjoying truly elegant travel.

  15. Downderry Nursery

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    Garden

    Tonbridge

    Set in the peaceful beauty of a walled garden Downderry is the home of National Plant Collections of lavender and rosemary. Feast your eyes on a rainbow of colours, fill your head with fragrance. A sensual experience always worth visiting

  16. Ankerwycke

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Staines Upon Thames


    Very leisurely stroll through the park at Ankerwycke on gentle terrain. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.


    Route details


    See this step-by-step route marked on an OS map

    Start: Car park at Ankerwycke, Magna...

  17. Swan Barn Farm

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    Historic Site

    Haslemere

    A quiet retreat of woodland and pasture only 30 seconds from Haslemere High Street
    The hidden gem of Swan Barn Farm nestles behind Haslemere’s bustling high street. It is the gateway to some of Surrey and Sussex’s finest countryside.

    You can...

  18. Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

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    Model / Miniature Village

    Beaconsfield

    Bekonscot delights visitors of all ages and be a giant in this miniature wonderland. Established in 1929 Bekonscot Model Village depicts rural England in the 1930s.

  19. Buckingham Chantry Chapel

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    Historic Site

    Buckingham

    15th-century chapel, restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875

    Peruse the second hand books in atmospheric chapel restored by Gilbert Scott in 1875.

    A selection of hot drinks and snacks are available for you to enjoy in the bookshop