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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Alum Bay and the Needles 1

Brading 1

Cowes 2

Ventnor 1

Lyme Regis 4

Southampton 4

Corfe Castle 3

Wimborne Minster 3

Bournemouth 3

Lyndhurst 3

Sherborne 3

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Beaulieu 2

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Weymouth 1

Stonehenge 1

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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...

Brading Roman Villa

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Housed within a striking wooden-walled, glass-roofed building 1 mile south of Brading are the remains of this substantial 3rd-century...

Broadlands

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This 60-room Palladian mansion located on 5,000 acres near the town of Romsey was the home of 19th-century British Prime Minister Lord...

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...

Clouds Hill

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This brick-and-tile cottage served as the retreat of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) before he was killed in a motorcycle accident...

Dimbola

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This was the home of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79), the eminent Victorian portrait photographer and friend of Lord Tennyson. A gallery...

Hardy's Cottage

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Thomas Hardy's grandfather built this small thatch-and-cob cottage, where the writer was born in 1840, and little has changed since the...

Jane Austen's House Museum

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This unassuming redbrick house is where Jane Austen wrote Emma, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park, and revised Sense and Sensibility,...

Kingston Lacy

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

Max Gate

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Thomas Hardy lived in Max Gate from 1885 until his death in 1928. An architect by profession, Hardy designed the handsome Victorian house...

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