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If you're flying into Gatwick Airport, you don't have to travel far to visit some of the UK's most culturally significant destinations so before heading into London or further afield, check out what the local area has to offer. 

Whether it's for heritage, natural beauty, animals or family entertainment, here are ten quintessentially British attractions within 45 minutes of Gatwick Airport that showcase Britain at its finest. Distances and times calculated using AA's route planner, travelling by car.

  • British Wildlife Centre
    How far from Gatwick? 8.5 miles (15 minutes)
    Why Visit? The British Wildlife Centre is home to more than 40 species of wildlife native to the UK from red deer and owls to otters and wildcats.
  • Hever Castle
    How far from Gatwick? 18 miles (34 minutes)
    Why Visit? Experience 700 years of history at this double-moated castle, once home to Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII.
  • Pooh Corner
    How far from Gatwick? 17 miles (34 minutes)
    Why Visit? Visit the origins of one of the UK's most well-loved exports and all his friends. Perfect for imaginative children and nostalgic adults alike.
  • Bluebell Railway
    How far from Gatwick? 22 miles (36 minutes)
    Why Visit? From a plane to the trains, the Bluebell Railway is one of Britain's most well preserved collection of working steam engines.
  • Wakehurst
    How far from Gatwick? 12.5 miles (19 minutes)
    Why Visit? No trip to England is complete without visiting one of the many glorious garden attractions. Wakehurst is among the most colourful and diverse at any time of the year.
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
    How far from Gatwick? 23 miles (45 minutes)
    Why Visit? A magnet for royalty and the gentry, Tunbridge Wells in Kent was one of the most fashionable destinations of the Georgian England. Royal Tunbridge Wells is the only spa town in South East England.
  • Fishers Adventure Farm Park
    How far from Gatwick? 25.5 miles (35 minutes)
    Why Visit? This multi-award winning park is a much-loved family day out offering a unique mixture of animal adventures, exhilarating indoor and outdoor play.
  • Denbies Wine Estate
    How far from Gatwick? 12 miles (26 minutes)
    Why Visit? Find out why the south of England is harnessing a reputation for producing wine to rival the quality of France's champagne region.

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