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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Salisbury 12

Winchester 10

Dorchester 8

Portsmouth 7

Avebury 6

Isle of Wight 5


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

Abbotsbury 2

Cerne Abbas 2

Beaulieu 2

Chawton 2

Weymouth 1

Stonehenge 1

Longleat House 1

Stourhead 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 9

Beach–Sight 2

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Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 7

Educational Institution 1

Garden/ Arboretum 9

Geological Site 1

Historic District/ Site 6

House/ Mansion/ Villa 15

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Library/ Archive 2

Local Interest–Sight 7

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Military Site 3

Museum Village 1

Museum/ Gallery 22

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 2

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 3

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 11

Scenic Drive/ Tour 2

Town/ Village 2

Trail/ Path 1

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 2

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 4

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Family 19

Green 3

Historical 24

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With a ruined 13th-century abbey, a stately home, and an automobile museum, Beaulieu appeals to several different interests. Beaulieu...

Cathedral Close

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Eighty acres of rolling lawns and splendid period architecture provide one of Britain's finest settings for a cathedral. The Close, the...

Cerne Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Little remains of this 10th-century Benedictine abbey. However, the grounds of the South Gate House (a private residence constructed...

King's Gate

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

One of two surviving gateways in the city's original ancient walls, this structure to the south of the Close is thought to have been...

Salisbury Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Salisbury is dominated by the towering cathedral, a soaring hymn in stone. It is unique among cathedrals in that it was conceived and...

Sherborne Abbey

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

As much as the golden hamstone exterior, majestic tower, and fine flying buttresses impress, the glory of Sherborne Abbey is the delicate...

St. Michael and All Angels

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Lyndhurst's High Street is dominated by this imposing redbrick, Victorian Gothic church, notable for its stained-glass windows designed...

St. Peter's Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This parish church is easily recognizable by its 200-foot-high tower and spire. Lewis Tregonwell, founder and developer of Bournemouth,...

St. Thomas and St. Edmund Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Dating back to 1229, this church contains a rare medieval "Doom painting" of Judgment Day that is considered to be one of the best preserved...

Wimborne Minster

  • Library/Archive

Although there has been a church here since the 8th century, the current building, with its crenellated and pinnacled twin towers, was...


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