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We are passionate about you exploring South East England, and although businesses across the South East are once again opening their doors, we still need to stay alert and follow the tier level restrictions in place.  With some of the most popular tourist attractions in England, you will never be stuck for ideas on places to visit and things to do 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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    Type:

    Sightseeing

    Brighton

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

  2. Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Gallery

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    Museum

    Dover

    Dover Museum, the district's largest and most varied museum, has a range of fascinating real objects, models and original pictures showing the history and archaeology of Dover.

  3. Spa Valley Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    3½ miles through the picturesque Kentish Weald countryside.

  4. Alexandra Park

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    Garden

    Hastings

    A 10 minute walk from Hastings town centre, this Grade II Listed Victorian park is one of the finest to be found anywhere in the country.

  5. East Horton Golf Centre

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    Golf Course

    Eastleigh

    At East Horton Golf Centre, you'll find some of the best golf in England!

  6. Rye Heritage Centre

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    RYE

    Housed in a converted Victorian sail loft at the foot of Mermaid Street, Rye Heritage Centre is the home of the unique ‘Story of Rye’ Town Model Sound and Light Show- a delightful scale model of the town that plays a 20 minute show bringing the…

  7. The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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    Historic Site

    Chatham

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a unique, award winning maritime heritage destination with a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore, PLUS a fabulous programme of touring exhibitions at No.1 Smithery.

  8. Ridgeview Wine Estate

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    Vineyard

    Ditchling, Hassocks

    Ridgeview was established in 1995 and is renowned as a pioneer in emerging English sparkling wine industry. We offer tours, tastings and corporate hire at our state of the art winery, which overlooks the South Downs National Park.

  9. Guildford Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Guildford

    Guildford Cathedral is a modern Cathedral with a beautiful interior and an amazing story.

  10. Crocodiles of the World

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Carterton

    Come and join us on a great day out with photo opportunities, feeding displays, crocodile talks and much more. Not to mention meeting all the amazing crocodiles, alligators and caimans.
    Highlights include:
    Meet all 12 crocodile species - including…

  11. River & Rowing Museum

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    Museum

    Henley-on-Thames

    Inspiring, entertaining and interactive...we're so much more than a Museum!

  12. Devonshire Park Theatre

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    Theatre

    Eastbourne

    The Devonshire Park Theatre is a Grade II listed building designed by Henry Currey, built in 1884 and further improved by celebrated Theatre Architect Frank Matcham in 1903.
    The theatre has a seating capacity of 936.

  13. Port Lympne Reserve

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Ashford

    Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, set in 600 acres, has something for everyone, whether you're interested in animals, historic houses, elegant gardens or magnificent scenery, you'll have a totally wild day out!

    www.aspinallfoundation.org

  14. Tapnell Farm Park

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    Farm

    YARMOUTH

    Set in acres of beautiful countryside, surrounded by amazing views of the Isle of Wight, Tapnell Farm Park is one of the Island’s biggest all-weather, fun-filled family attractions.

    There’s so much to see and do, with just as much inside as…

  15. See Southampton

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    Walking

    Southampton

  16. Horam Manor Farm Fishery

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    Fishing

    Hailsham

    Horam Manor Farm Fishery comprises 9 coarse fishing lakes set in the secluded Sussex countryside.

  17. Royal Navy Submarine Museum

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    Museum

    Gosport

    Get up close to HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the only remaining Second World War era submarine.

  18. Ashdown Forest

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    Country / Royal Park

    East Grinstead

    6,500 acres of beautiful countryside located between East Grinstead and Uckfield, West Hoathly and Tunbridge Wells. Ashdown Forest is so much more than a walk in the country. Visit our new website www.ashdownforest.com

  19. Busbridge Lakes Ornamental Waterfowl and Gardens

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    Garden

    Godalming

    Visitors to Busbridge Lakes can see over 1000 birds, mainly ornamental waterfowl, pheasants and parkland birds. Within the 40 acres are 3 lakes, rare trees and nature trails.

  20. Aldershot Military Museum

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    Museums & Galleries

    Aldershot

    Housed in the only surviving brick-built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, Aldershot Military Museum tells the story of daily life for both soldier and civilian in the town since 1854. 

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