South East England Travel Guide

Historic East Sussex, Kent, and Surrey

County Travel Guides
Herstmonceux Castle

East Sussex
Kent
Surrey

Special Destination guides:
Brighton - The south coast resort town graced by the Prince Regent's extravagant Royal Pavillion.
Canterbury - one of the most historic cities in Europe
Rye - a delightful seaside village.
Tunbridge Wells - a fashionable Georgian spa town with a location that makes it a perfect base for exploring Kent and south-east England.

Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit South East England
  • 1. The gardens at Scotney Castle
  • 2. Water-ringed Bodiam Castle
  • 3. The worn half-timbered manor of Ightam Mote
  • 4. Lonely Romney Marsh
  • 5. Canterbury, cathedral et al.


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Featured Historic Hotel
Howfield Manor Maidstone

Howfield Manor
Canterbury, Kent

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

This intimate and historic hotel is 2 miles from Canterbury and close to Dover, Ashford and the Eurostar. There are 15 bedrooms, some of which date back to the 1640s. A small part of the building is thought to date back to around 1350. Enjoy freshly cooked French-style cuisine in … more >>

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HISTORY CORNER

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
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British History Quiz

This king of Mercia built an immense earthwork stretching the length of the current Welsh border



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This Day in British History

21 July, 1403

Battle of Shrewsbury

Henry IV and Prince Henry defeat rebels led by Henry (Hotspur) Percy

Monarch Mayhem

This king met Francis I of France at the Field of the Cloth of Gold



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National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

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Bude (Self catering)
Cottage: HCJASCO, Bude

Jasmine Cottage

COSY AND CHARMINGLY DECORATED ACCOMODATION IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE COAST - PROVIDES A PERFECT GETAWAY FOR COUPLES WHATEVER THE WEATHER. BABIES IN ARMS ONLY This wing of the 16th century farmhouse offers …
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Port Isaac (Self catering)
Cottage: HCJESSC, Port Isaac

Jessamine Cottage

MODERN CHARACTER COTTAGE WITH FAR REACHING SEA VIEWS This character period cottage is situated perfectly for panoramic views over the rolling fields and out to Port Isaac and beyond. …
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