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. 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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  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Anne of Cleves House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This 16th-century structure, a fragile-looking, timber-frame building, holds a small collection of Sussex ironwork and other items of local...Read More

  • 7. Bodiam Boating Station

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    By far the prettiest way to approach Bodiam Castle is on a 45-minute river cruise through Sussex countryside. Boats leave from the riverbank...Read More

  • 8. Brighton Pier

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    Opened in 1899, the pier is an amusement park set above the sea. In the early 20th century it had a music hall and entertainment; today it has...Read More

  • 9. Hastings Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Take a thrilling ride up the West Hill Cliff Railway from George Street precinct to the atmospheric ruins of the thousand-year-old fortress...Read More

  • 10. Historic Dockyard

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    The buildings and 47 retired ships at the 80-acre dockyard across the River Medway from Rochester constitute the country's most complete Georgian...Read More

  • 11. Sculpture Park at Churt

    Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    Set in a forested park 8 miles outside Guildford, this is a wild, fanciful place where giant steel spiders climb trees, bronze horses charge...Read More

  • 12. Sea Life Centre

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Near Brighton Pier, this aquarium has many sea-dwelling creatures—from sharks to seahorses—in more than 30 marine habitats. There's an octopus...Read More

  • 13. Smuggler's Adventure

    Museum/Gallery

    The history of smuggling on the south coast is told through waxworks and other exhibits inside this labyrinth of caves underneath the West Hill...Read More

  • 14. The Canterbury Tales

    Museum/Gallery

    Take an audiovisual tour of the sights and sounds (and smells) of 14th-century England at this cheesy but popular attraction. Verily, ye shall...Read More

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  • 15. Volk's Electric Railway

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Built by inventor Magnus Volk in 1883, this was the first public electric railroad in Britain. In summer you can take the 1¼-mile trip along...Read More

  • 16. Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    On the outskirts of Singleton, a secluded village 5 miles north of Chichester, is this excellent museum, a sanctuary for historical buildings...Read More

  • 17. Canterbury Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The medieval Poor Priests' Hospital is the site of this quirky local museum, where exhibits provide an overview of the city's history and...Read More

  • 18. Dickens World

    Museum/Gallery

    Filling an aluminum-clad hangar in a giant shopping center, Dickens World is a literary theme park. Inside is a beautifully designed Victorian...Read More

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