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South East

From the sweeping beaches of Brighton to the huddled villages of Berkshire, the South East of England is one of the busiest and most beautiful areas of the country.
Visitors can take in the Needles that rise off the western end of the Isle of Wight, explore the picturesque royal town of Windsor or admire the graceful spires and cobbled streets of Oxford.
Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, West Sussex

Top 10 things to do in the British summer holidays

School’s out – great for your little ones but not so great for you once they start climbing the walls. Here’s our guide to some great British days out to make the summer holidays go…

Tapestries line the walls of the hall at Cliveden

Grand stately homes of Buckinghamshire

The beautiful county of Buckinghamshire offers country estates and glorious gardens, and has intriguing wartime connections

Lulworth Cove

Best places to visit in August

August’s warm and sunny weather and array of festivals and events means you have plenty of options for things to see and do Bristol Bristol in southwest England is a city that simply erupts with life…

Henley Regatta. Credit: Visit Britain/Peter Beavis

What’s on in Britain in July

We can’t always rely on the British weather, but even when the sun doesn’t shine we’ve rounded up the best spots to put you in a summertime mood Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Situated in a beautiful area…

Haddon Hall

10 beautiful British picnic spots

As the glorious weather continues, we’re packing our hamper and heading to some of the loveliest places in Britain for lunch with a view Brancaster Beach, Norfolk Norfolk isn’t short of stunning beaches, but this…

History of Royal Ascot

History of Royal Ascot

The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when Queen Anne put the idea into motion to pursue her love of horse racing The 300-year story of racing at Ascot begins in 1711, when…

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle: The largest inhabited castle in the world

How much do you know about the history of the largest inhabited castle in the world? Though the origins of Windsor Castle go all the way back to 1070 when William the Conqueror ordered the construction…

Highclere Castle. Creative Commons

Britain’s most spectacular stately homes

As these photos show, we have some gorgeous grand houses in Britain, from giants such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth and Highclere Castle to lesser-known gems From Downton fantasies to dreams of Mr Darcy, nothing captures…

Worcester College

Your essential guide to Oxford

The university city in southeast England is easy to explore on foot and is a hub of museums, galleries and historic buildings 

7 best places for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

From the best cucumber sandwiches to the daintiest cakes, we’ve picked some of the most charming spots in the Cotswolds for the most British of pastimes