The South Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The South - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Athelhampton House and Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

This outstandingly well-preserved example of 15th-century domestic Tudor architecture (with 16th- and 20th-century additions) turns up...

Chawton House Library

  • Garden/Arboretum

Located in a Elizabethan country house on a 275-acre estate (part of the South Downs National Park), this library specializes in works...

Kingston Lacy

  • Garden/Arboretum

Sir Charles Barry, co-architect of the Houses of Parliament in London, created this grand 19th-century country house built to resemble...

Longleat House

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Home of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is one of southern England's most famous stately homes, and possibly the most ambitiously,...

Osborne House

  • Garden/Arboretum

This palazzo-style Italianate house, much of it designed by Prince Albert in collaboration with Thomas Cubitt, was the royal family's...

Sherborne Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this castle remained his home for 10 years before it passed to the custodianship of the Digby family.

Stourhead

  • Garden/Arboretum

Close to the village of Stourton lies one of Wiltshire's most breathtaking sights—Stourhead, a country-house-and-garden combination...

Ventnor Botanic Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Laid out over 22 acres, these gardens contain more than 3,500 species of trees, plants, and shrubs. Thanks to a unique microclimate,...

Wilton House

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

This is considered to be one of the loveliest stately homes in England and, along with its grounds, a fine example of the English Palladian...

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