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We are passionate about you exploring South East England but sadly now is not the time to travel. Please ensure you follow official UK guidance on COVID-19 if you do have to travel (see our page on Coronavirus COVID-19). Please also ensure you refer to individual websites to check the latest updates for attractions and accommodation providers etc, as most are currently closed, and events postponed. Stay Home - Help the NHS -Save Lives

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. Lepe Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Beaulieu

    Lepe Country Park has something for everyone. The long stretch of shingle beach is popular with kite surfers and wind surfers, families and holidaymakers. From the shoreline you can look across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Watch yachts, ferries…

  3. 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.

  4. Old Thorns Championship Golf Course

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    Special Interest

    Liphook

    Old Thorns magnificent championship golf course ranges across the rolling hills of the Hampshire countryside and offers fantastic views at every turn.

  5. Staunton Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Havant

    Discover tropical glasshouses, gardens, friendly farm animals and 1000 acres of parkland with follies. Walks and cycle trails, all in Sir George Staunton's 19thC Regency landscape.

  6. 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.

  7. St James' Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Rochester

    St James' Church dates from the late 13th century. No evidence of an earlier building survives. It seems likely that the de Cobham family, who held the manor from 1241, were instrumental in its construction.

  8. Guildhall Museum

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    Museum

    Rochester

    Discover the history of Medway from pre-historic times to the present day at the Guildhall Museum in Rochester.

  9. Finest Hour Experiences

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    Flying

    Bicester

    Finest Hour provides luxury gift vouchers and aerobatic flying experiences, which can be redeemed in exchange for flights in its fleet of immaculately-restored aeroplanes; your instructor will be one of the most broadly qualified and experienced…

  10. Wey and Arun Canal Trust

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    Boat Trip

    Loxwood

    In 1970 a few enthusiastic individuals formed the Wey & Arun Canal Society; more supporters were quickly gained, and in 1973 the Society was re-formed as a charitable Trust Company, the Wey & Arun Canal Trust Limited.

  11. 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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  12. Walmer Castle & Gardens

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    Castle / Fort

    Deal

    This castle was built in 1540 as part of Henry Vlll's chain of coastal defences. See the Duke of Wellington's room, the reception rooms and magnificent commemorative gardens of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

  13. Merriments Gardens

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    Garden

    Hurst Green

    Merriments’ stunning 4-acre RHS Partner Garden is one of the South East's hidden gems. The garden has deep meandering borders, a rich tapestry of colour, texture and scent. 

  14. Curious About Walks

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    Walking Tour

    Curious About... Explore, Discover & Enjoy!

    Curious About offer over 75 self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme across towns and cities across the UK! Suitable for individuals & groups of all ages, they are great for Family…

  15. Hever Castle and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Edenbridge

    Childhood home of Anne Boleyn and later of Lord Astor.

  16. 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).

  17. Kings Theatre

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    Theatre

    Southsea

    The dignified and beautiful Kings Theatre is one of the most elegant Edwardian playhouses to be found in the British Isles the perfect setting to enjoy a full programme of shows including musicals, ballet, opera, dance, drama, music, comedy and film

  18. St. Thomas a Becket Church

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    Church / Chapel

    Capel Le Ferne

    Basically a Norman church from the 14th Century with significant wall paintings of 13th Century on the north wall.

  19. Pendon Museum

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    Museum

    Long Wittenham

    Pendon aims to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930.

  20. Worthing Leisure Centre

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Worthing

    Worthing Leisure Centre welcomes all ages to its very varied facility. From Creches to Climbing walls; classes to conferences; this is a multi purpose venue where fun and fitness are keywords.

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