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Places to stay in South East
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About South East
Entertainment everywhere you turn
There’s something to entertain everyone in the South East. Explore a string of historic houses such as Goodwood, Polesden Lacey and Blenheim Palace. Almost a third of England’s castles are in this part of the country and there are many military connections too. Visit the historic docklands at Portsmouth and Chatham, the Solent Sky Aviation Museum or Bletchley Park – famous for its role in World War ll code-breaking. Several of the South East’s breweries including the 300-year-old Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, Kent.
Five FREE things to do
Chart Gunpowder Mills, Faversham
The oldest of its kind in the world – powder from here was used in the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo. Experience glimpses into the past art of making gunpowder, and enjoy pretty woodland and waterside trails.
Runnymede, Old Windsor
There’s much to see at this riverside site of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Memorials to John F. Kennedy and the Commonwealth Air Force are also sited here. Stroll in tranquil riverside meadows and broadleaved woodland.
Royal Windsor Heritage Trail Walk
This is a self-guided free trail that takes you from Windsor Castle, across the Thames to Eton College. Click here to download a free map of the Royal Windsor Heritage Trail Walk.
Royal Armouries, Fareham
Fort Nelson is a restored Victorian Artillery Fort overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. There’s live firing every day and free, guided tours are available on this 19-acre site. Home to the Royal Armouries collection of artillery.
Biddenden Vineyards and Cider Works, Biddenden, Kent
Explore 22 acres of vines and see the presses and bottling line in action.
Enjoy free samples of wines, ciders and apple juices. There’s even a picnic area.