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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.

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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.

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  1. Kent & East Sussex Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Tenterden

    Images of this picturesque line weaveing between Tenterden and Bodiam. England's finest rural light railway enables visitors to experience travel & service from a bygone age aboard beautifully restored Victorian coaches and locomotives.

  2. St Augustine's Abbey

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    Abbey / Priory

    Canterbury

    This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in AD 597 by St Augustine.

  3. 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.

  4. Walk Awhile

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    Walking Tour

    Faversham

    Self- led or guided walking holidays in Southern England available all year round for hikers of all abilities. Discover hidden Kent, its people and their history. Luggage transfer, packed lunches, maps and tracker support provided. Walkers stay in…

  5. Wilderness Wood

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    Forest

    Crowborough

    "A hidden treat". A unique 61 acre family-run working woodland, where you can still see traditional coppicing. Fascinating and beautiful at all seasons, with miles of paths and tracks to explore, including springtime bluebell walk.

  6. Aldingbourne Country Centre

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    CHICHESTER

    The Aldingbourne Country Centre is a ‘Great day out’ in West Sussex.

    Visit their open farm, woodland walk, castle playground, maze, sand & water play area, ride on tractors, and indoor soft play. With their own onsite café, they also have a…

  7. 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.

  8. The True CRIME Museum

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    Museum

    Hastings

    “A SHOCKING new attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME”

  9. Bluewater Shopping Centre

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    Shop / Shopping Centre

    Bluewater, Greenhithe

    Bluewater, Europe's largest and most innovative retail and leisure destination.

  10. Portchester Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Portchester

    A Roman-Saxon shore fort with Norman additions. A near-perfect keep and Norman church within the walls.

  11. Hangloose Adventure Bluewater

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Dartford

    Hangloose it now open and Bluewater is delighted to be the home for the new Skywire, England’s longest and fastest zipline! Located on the majestic Bluewater cliffs, the zipline is just the first of a number of sensational adrenaline activities that…

  12. Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

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    Museum

    Ashford

    Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is on a World War II advanced landing ground used by the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 with Spitfires and the United States 9th Air Force in 1944 with P51 Mustangs. It is the only advanced landing ground still in…

  13. The D-Day Story

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    Museum

    Portsmouth

    The D-Day Story is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944. It tells the unique personal stories behind this epic event. Also, home to the new fully restored only surviving D-Day Landing Craft LCT 7074, which is…

  14. Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age

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    Museums & Galleries

    Andover

    Housed in a Georgian town house built in the 1750s, Andover Museum tells the story of the town and its surrounding area from prehistoric times to the present day.

  15. The Observatory Science Centre

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    Science Centre

    Hailsham

    The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over 100 exhibits. As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour its unique atmosphere.

  16. Willesborough Windmill

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Ashford

    135 year old Smock Mill, in course of restoration. Miller's cottage, restored Hornsby 14hp gas oil engine which drives one pair of stones.

  17. RHS Garden Wisley

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    Garden

    Woking

    Enchanted Story Trail returns to the Garden this Christmas to entertain 4–10 year olds and their adult companions. Stories and songs await discovery in the magical landscape. Free with normal Garden entry. For more information visit the website…

  18. Haslemere Educational Museum

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    Museum

    Haslemere


    An award winning Museum in the heart of Haslemere with remarkable collections of natural history, human history and geology.

  19. Bluebell Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Uckfield

    The Bluebell Railway is a preserved country branch line, lovingly restored and maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers. The railway runs nostalgic steam trains through nine miles of Sussex countryside.

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