Exploring the UK

South East

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One of the most popular of regions, the South East of England’s has a wide variety of holiday destinations, whether this is for a late weekend break or part of a touring holiday. The region boasts some of the country’s best know coastal resorts Brighton is perhaps the best known, but by no means the only one. The Sussex Downs offer wonderful vistas and delightful pubs offering fine food and beers. Kent the garden of England has long been a favourite with London residents, but now the attractions of the Medway and Canterbury cathedral attract millions of visitors each year.

The county of Hampshire with the delights of the New Forest has lots to offer and some of the seaside resorts are family friendly and provide wonderful attractions and beach fun, ideal as stopovers if one is on a car touring holiday where you will find a wide arrange of accommodation at hand. The Isle of Wight has been one of the regions biggest attractions since the advent of the railways in the late 19th century. There are over 60 miles of coastline featuring picturesque coves and of course it is famous for the internationally renowned Cowes sailing regatta. Southampton is one of the gateways to Brittany and Normandy but the maritime connections at Portsmouth with the naval museums and the H.M.S. Victory are worth taking time out to visit. Bournemouth has one of the best beaches on the whole of the South coast and there is no shortage of all types of accommodation in and around the town.

Surrey has a wealth of stately homes and gardens to visit where from the highest point in the south east it is possible to take in breathtaking views looking out to the most wooded county in the whole country. There is no shortage of excellent accommodation, often provided within one of the many excellent pubs.

The “Royal” County of Berkshire noted for Windsor Castle and Windsor Great Park is an excellent centre for visiting the Home Counties or taking the family to the renowned Legoland centre. This is a fantastic venue for a family day out with so much to do that you and your kids will be happily exhausted at the end of it.

Nearby Buckinghamshire offers first rate accommodation and two special attractions are the Roald Dahl museum and the intriguing model village of Beckonscott. The Museum is great fun and if “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and other tales are amongst your children favourites, this place is a must.

A favourite tour is through the beautiful Thames valley meandering through the countryside of Oxfordshire to the dreaming spires of the university town of Oxford. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Whether you are on a weekend trip, or you are on a business, the range of accommodation embraces hotels, guesthouses and self catering.