Stroll amongst the deer at Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park


Arriving from Europe

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South East England is the gateway to the UK from Europe, with plenty of flight, ferry and train links straight into the region from the continent. Come and discover a destination full of diversity with a wide variety of things to do and places to see. From the stunning 400 miles of coastline including the iconic White Cliffs of Dover and the Sussex coastal seaside towns of Hastings and Eastbourne.  The breath-taking open spaces of Windsor Great Park and the South Downs offering the chance to escape the everyday and reconnect with nature. Dive right into some great shopping, exquisite restaurants, and quaint local pubs, all waiting to welcome you. Getting here couldn’t be easier with routes to Portsmouth, Newhaven, Dover and Eurotunnel connections direct to Dover and London. 

Providing inspiration and ideas for travel trade teams across Europe who bring international visitors to the South East and UK, these pages along with a regular newsletter help you keep up to date and on track with all of the best places to visit in South East England 

Gatwick Airport: Gateway to South East England

Fly into Gatwick via a variety of airlines. Gatwick makes online travel to London and across South East England easy and has the largest road and rail options of any UK airport. With new trains, investment and technology, capacity on rail services has doubled over the last decade and continues to increase.

  • The Gatwick Express non-stop train service to London Victoria runs every 15 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes.
  • Take the train from Gatwick Airport along the South Coast to Brighton only 36 minutes away or Eastbourne (58 minutes)
  • Head north to Guildford (47 minutes) or Reading (90 minutes)
  • Head west to Southampton taking just under 2 hours or change at Cosham (90 minutes) for Portsmouth
  • Head east to Dover (White Cliffs Country) via St Pancras in just 2 hours.

Gatwick has world-class facilities for travellers including excellent lounges, and premium products and offers a wide range of shops where you can enjoy many savings and airport exclusives.  There are a huge variety of restaurants to cater for all passenger’s tastes.  

Find out more about travelling to and around South East England.

Take a look at some of our favourite South East England destinations:

Come to stay in South East England

Information on different accommodation options is available on the destination websites above. Take a look at: Flackley Ash Hotel, Rye | Royal Maritime Hotel & Club, Portsmouth | Mercure Maidstone Great Danes, Maidstone

Our Coast, Countryside and Culture page is provides ideas and experiences for your guests to enjoy on their visit here. The destinations above are keen to work with you to welcome visitors to the region. Whether you are planning a tour of the region or looking for somewhere to stay with easy access to the capital, the South East makes a great choice, easy to reach, hard to leave behind!

Why not visit some of our world class attractions:

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Themed itineraries – Our themed itineraries offer some ideas to inspire you and your clients when planning trips, whether you’re looking for groups or independent travellers.  Our newsletter archives can also help with destination and attraction news, places to stay and more.

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