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We are passionate about you exploring South East England, and excited that most businesses across the South East are once again opening their doors to visitors both indoors and out.  This is a fantastic step forward for the tourism sector however we still need to work together to help keep everyone as safe as possible. You'll find some of the most popular tourist attractions in England here in the South East, so you will never be stuck for ideas on places to visit and things to do whatever your interest.   

With over 185 million years of history to discover from historic houses, enchanting castles, impressive catherdrals, inspiring museums to a wealth of local producers welcoming you to discover their 'Made in the South East' secrets, plus family friendly farm parks, zoos and wildlife attractions, there is something to suit all ages and all budgets here in the South. 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.

Waddesdon Manor, Rothschild House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

For starters there is Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Windsor Castle in Berkshire, Canterbury Cathedral in Kent and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Hampshire.  These award winning attractions all have the 'We're Good to Go' charter mark plus countless awards between them.

There's Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Winchester, Shepherd Neame Brewery in Kent and 140 vineyards scattered across the South, offering the chance to enjoy a tour and tasting, a delicious lunch, or a wander around their glorious estates, as well as some great Country Pubs that showcase these local brews.

South East England’s climate also makes the area perfect for must-see gardens such as Wakehurst and Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, in Sussex or RHS Wisley in Surrey, but there are also plenty of indoor attractions for a rainy day

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

Kids entertainment

If you are out with the family, and looking for some family fun, check out the exciting theme parkspopular zoos and farm parks – all of which are sure to provide that next memorable day out in South East England.  You'll also find a whole host of steam railways offering the chance to sit back and enjoy the beautiful South East countryside and kid friendly museums to discover, learn and inspire.

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 at Greenwich for a day out full of adventure, history and family fun.

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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. The Diving Museum

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    Museum

    Gosport

    The Diving Museum has the best collection of diving equipment on display in the world. The enthusiastic volunteer Museum Guides come from all sides of diving including the Navy, commercial diving, scientific and sport diving. Families and kids just…

  3. The 1642 Living History Village

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    Museum

    Rowner, Gosport

    A representational Hampshire village set in the year 1642. Timber and thatched buildings, occupants dressed and speak in 17thC style.

  4. Riverside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Gillingham

    Riverside Country Park is an excellent site for Winter birdwatching.
    Situated alongside the Medway Estuary at Gillingham, the park is made up of many different habitats, including ponds, reedbed and grassland.

  5. Guildford Guildhall

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    Historic Site

    Guildford

    A restored mainly Tudor/Stuart construction. There is a Court Room with 17thC panelling and stained glass windows. Items of historical interest, oil paintings, famous Guildhall clock.

  6. Pavilion Theatre

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    Theatre

    Worthing

    Part of Worthing Theatres, the Pavilion Theatre is situated on the promenade at the entrance to Worthing’s pier and hosts a variety of theatre, dance, music and comedy as well as events including craft fairs, children’s workshops and corporate events

  7. WWF's Living Planet Centre

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Woking

    We’re proud to invite you to the home of WWF-UK. One of the greenest buildings in the UK, the Living Planet Centre is not only the heart of the charity, but also a beautiful education and visitor centre.

  8. Canterbury Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Canterbury

    Motherchurch of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.

  9. Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

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    Museum

    Eastbourne

    An impressive Napoleonic circular brick fortress which provides the perfect home for the largest military museum in the South East.

  10. Bodleian Libraries

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    Historic Site

    Oxford

    See one of the oldest libraries at the heart of Oxford's historic University. Discover the Divinity School, a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture, or choose one of the guided tours, including a visit to Duke Humfrey's library.

  11. Gosport Discovery Centre

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Gosport

    In Gosport town centre you will find The Discovery Centre, where there is a surprising range of things to see and do, including art exhibitions, events, special activities for children and families.

  12. Spinnaker Tower

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    Tower

    Portsmouth

    View things differently at the top of Britain’s best viewing tower – the stunning 170 metre tall icon on the South Coast.

  13. Puzzalogical Escape Room

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    Escape Room

    BRACKNELL

    Brand new escape room in Bracknell – 60 MINUTES OF FULLY IMMERSIVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

    If you are looking for something different to do in Bracknell, especially when the winter months draw in, or it is raining outside, we have perfect activity for…

  14. Down House - The Home of Charles Darwin

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    Historic House / Palace

    Orpington

    Visit Down House, the family home of Charles Darwin. Explore the atmospheric family rooms where he lived and worked and learn about his fascinating life and groundbreaking theories with our exhibition “Uncovering Origins” .

  15. The Loxwood Joust

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Loxwood

    THE LOXWOOD JOUST – is the UK’s premiere MEDIAEVAL FESTIVAL FUN DAY OUT taking place at the enchanted LOXWOOD MEADOW, LOXWOOD RH14 0AL

  16. 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.

  17. Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours

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    Brewery

    Faversham

    Visit Britain's oldest brewer, see how beer is made, discover a 300 year heritage and sample award winning ales and lagers. Visit the Brewery Shop.

  18. Stonor Park

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    Historic House / Palace

    Henley-on-Thames

    House built between 12th and 18thC with a 13thC chapel. Has connections with Catholicism and exhibition of the work and life of Edmund Campion, furniture, tapestries and paintings.

  19. Chichester Festival Theatre

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    Theatres & Cinemas

    Chichester

    Situated between the South Downs and the sea, Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the country’s most loved and lively theatres. Come and visit!
    ‘The jewel in the crown of regional theatres’
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  20. Bombay Sapphire

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    Distillery

    Whitchurch

    Located in rural Hampshire just 60 miles from London, Laverstoke Mill is a site steeped in natural beauty, sitting astride the crystal clear River Test and situated within a Conservation Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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