The Southeast

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  • 1. Arundel Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    You've probably already seen Arundel Castle without knowing it, at least on screen. Its striking resemblence to Windsor means that it's frequently...Read More

  • 2. Bodiam Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Immortalized in paintings, photographs, and films, Bodiam Castle (pronounced Boe-dee-um) rises out of the distance like a piece of medieval...Read More

  • 3. Canterbury Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The focal point of the city was the first of England's great Norman cathedrals. Nucleus of worldwide Anglicanism, the Cathedral Church of Christ...Read More

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  • 4. Charleston

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Art and life mixed at Charleston, the farmhouse Vanessa Bell—sister of Virginia Woolf—bought in 1916 and fancifully decorated, along with Duncan...Read More

  • 5. Chichester Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Standing on Roman foundations, 900-year-old Chichester Cathedral has a glass panel that reveals Roman mosaics uncovered during restorations...Read More

  • 6. Dover Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Spectacular and with plenty to explore, Dover Castle, towering high above the ramparts of the white cliffs, is a mighty medieval castle that...Read More

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  • 7. Fishbourne Roman Palace

    Museum/Gallery

    In 1960, workers digging a water-main ditch uncovered a Roman wall; so began nine years of archaeological excavation of this site, the remains...Read More

  • 8. Herstmonceux

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    A banner waving from one tower and a glassy moat crossed by what was once a drawbridge—this fairy-tale castle has everything except knights...Read More

  • 9. Hever Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    It's hard to imagine a more romantic castle than this: nestled within rolling hills, all turrets and battlements, the whole encircled by a water...Read More

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  • 10. i360

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Designed by the same people who made the London Eye, this circular viewing platform ascends 531 feet into the air, allowing an incredible view...Read More

  • 11. Ightham Mote

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This wonderful, higgledy-piggledy, timber-framed medieval manor house looks like something out of a fairy tale. Even its name is a bit of an...Read More

  • 12. Knole

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The pleasant but workaday town of Sevenoaks lies in London's commuter belt, a world away from the baronial air of its premier attraction, the...Read More

  • 13. Leeds Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Picture what comes to mind when we say the word "castle." Ramparts and battlements? Check. Moat? Check. Ancient stone walkways on which you...Read More

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  • 14. Pallant House Gallery

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This small but important collection of mostly modern British art includes work by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland. It's in a modern extension...Read More

  • 15. Penshurst Place

    House/Mansion/Villa

    At the center of the adorable hamlet of Penshurst stands this fine medieval manor house, hidden behind tall trees and walls. Although it has...Read More

  • 16. Petworth House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    One of the National Trust's greatest treasures, Petworth is the imposing 17th-century home of Lord and Lady Egremont and holds an outstanding...Read More

  • 17. Polesden Lacey

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This gorgeous, creamy-yellow Regency mansion, built in 1824, contains impressive collections of furniture, paintings, porcelain, and silver...Read More

  • 18. Rochester Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The impressive ruins of Rochester Castle show us a superb example of Norman military architecture. The keep, built in the 1100s using the old...Read More

  • 19. Royal Pavilion

    Museum/Gallery

    The city's most remarkable building is this delightfully over-the-top domed and pinnacled fantasy. Built as a simple seaside villa in the fashionable...Read More

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  • 20. Sissinghurst Castle Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    One of the most famous gardens in the world, unpretentiously beautiful and quintessentially English, Sissinghurst rests deep in the Kentish...Read More

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