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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. Royal Victoria Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Southampton

    Rich in history, with a small beach and miles of open fields, Royal Victoria Country Park is a hidden gem on the south coast.

  3. High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden

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    Garden

    Haywards Heath

    High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden is a beautiful, tranquil and historic garden of some 27 acres. It was begun more than 100 years ago and is full of rare and important plants and trees.

  4. Belmont House and Gardens

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    Historic House / Palace

    Faversham

    A late 18thC country house designed by Samuel Wyatt, seat of the Harris family since 1801. Harris clock collection, mementos of connections with India. Gardens and pinetum.

  5. Sandham Memorial Chapel

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    Church / Chapel

    Burghclere

    This red-brick chapel was built in the 1920s for the artist, Stanley Spencer to fill with murals inspired by his experiences in the First World War. Influenced by Giotto's Arena Chapel in Padua, Spencer took five years to complete.

  6. Rathfinny Wine Estate

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    Vineyard

    Polegate

    Rathfinny Wine Estate was established in 2010 near Alfriston in the South Downs of Sussex, one of England’s exceptional natural landscapes, with the express intention of producing some of the world’s best sparkling wine.

    Access to the Estate is by

  7. Tudor House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Margate

    Thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Kent, it was built around 1525 and is believed to be the home of a wealthy yeoman farmer

  8. Eastleigh Museum

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    Museums & Galleries

    Eastleigh

    Take a tour through Eastleigh's past and discover what life was like in the 1930s; displays include recreations of a local engine driver's home.

  9. Lakeside Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Eastleigh

    Sixty acres of lakes, meadow and young woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton with easy access.

  10. Petworth Cottage Museum

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    Museum

    Petworth

    Welcome to this Leconfield estate-worker's cottage once the home of Mrs Cummings, a seamstress at Petworth House. Furnished as in 1910 it has a ground floor scullery and sitting room, with a kettle boiling on the coal-fired range.

  11. The Surrey Explorer

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    Road Cycling

    Guildford

    All inclusive guided bike tours of the Surrey Hills, only 35 minutes by train from central London. Bikes, helmets and tour guide are provided. You can see so much more by bike: hidden villages and woodlands; points of interest; incredible views; and…

  12. Hastings Castle & 1066 Story

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    Castle / Fort

    Hastings

    Fragmentary remains of Norman Castle built on West Hill after William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hastings. 1066 Story interpretation centre in siege tent.

  13. 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.

  14. Winchester Castle

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    Historic Site

    Winchester

    Winchester Castle includes The Great Hall, The Round Table and Queen Eleanor's Garden - see individual entries for more details.

  15. 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.

  16. Canterbury Historic River Tours

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    Boat Trip

    Canterbury

    Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, the river is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres.

  17. Hove Museum & Art Gallery

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    Museum

    Hove

    Hove Museum is one of the most family friendly and accessible museums in the south east. It also houses one of the finest craft collections in the country.

  18. National Maritime Museum

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    Museum

    Greenwich, London

    The world’s largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of exploration and adventure at sea. Critically acclaimed temporary exhibitions (ticketed). General admission free.

  19. Heaven Farm Museum

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    Museum

    Uckfield

    Historic farm on A275, 1 mile south of Danehill near the Bluebell Railway and Sheffield Park Garden. Fishing, museum, nature trail and tea rooms.

  20. Seven Sisters Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Seaford

    Situated in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland.

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