The Southeast Travel Guide


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Plan Your The Southeast Vacation

Surrey, Kent, and Sussex form the breadbasket of England, where bucolic farmland stretches as far as the eye can see. Once a favorite destination of English nobility, this region is rich with history, visible in the great castles and stately homes that dot the countryside. Its cities are similarly historic, especially ancient Canterbury, with its spectacular cathedral and medieval streets. Along the coast, funky seaside towns have a more relaxed attitude, especially artsy Brighton, where artists and musicians use the sea as inspiration for their work.


The Southeast Hotels

All around the coast, resort towns stretch along beaches, their hotels standing cheek by jowl. Of the smaller hotels and guesthouses not all remain more


The Southeast Restaurants

If you're in a seaside town, look for that great British staple, fish-and-chips. Perhaps "look" isn't the word—just follow your nose. On the coast, more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Southeast

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


The Southeast Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Amazing gardens: Gardens of all kinds are an English specialty, and at Sissinghurst and Wisley, as well as in the gardens of Hever Castle and... Read more

  • The Southeast's Best Historic Houses

    Touring the Southeast's historic houses isn’t just a procession of beautiful photo ops; it’s a living history lesson. From modest manor houses... Read more

  • Vin Anglais

    English wine? The English wine industry, ridiculed for years, is beginning to be taken more seriously. English vineyards, mostly in Surrey, Sussex... Read more

  • Brighton and the Regent

    The term "Regency" comes from the last 10 years of the reign of George III (1811–20), who was deemed unfit to rule because of his mental problems... Read more


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