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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.
William the Conqueror

Who was William the Conqueror? What really happened at the Battle of Hastings?

William I – also known as William the Conqueror – defeated King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings, marking the end of Anglo-Saxon England. He ruled from 1066-1087

Queen Victoria’s bedroom, Arundel castle, West Sussex, British castles, castle interiors, Victorians

Exclusive: Stunning photos of Arundel Castle

Take a look at these beautiful photos of Arundel Castle, which show the true majesty of the West Sussex castle in its 950th year

Fred Perry in action at Wimbledon in 1936. The history of Wimbledon tennis: where it all began

The history of Wimbledon Tennis

We look back at the history of the tennis championships, which bring Wimbledon to a standstill every year.

Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, Sussex.

Hotels in Sussex: Ashdown Park Hotel

Treat yourself to a luxury escape at one of the grandest hotels in Sussex, set amid the beautiful Ashdown Forest – home to AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

Hastings, East Sussex, battle of hastings, 1066, England, cinque port

Hastings: the reinvention of a historic town

There’s more to this East Sussex town than the Battle of Hastings – alongside the history you’ll find a vibrant seaside scene, with an exciting new pier, restaurants and galleries

City Guide: Canterbury

A significant settlement since the Roman times and the home of the Church of England, historic Canterbury is the jewel in Kent’s crown.

Bayeux Tapestry. Credit: Robert Harding Picture Library/Alamy

10 facts about the Battle of Hastings

In 1066 William the Conqueror set sail from Normandy to take part in one of the fiercest battles on British soil and one that changed the course of history forever…

10 of the best stately homes

Britain has a wealth of beautiful stately homes, many of which are used as sets for filming period dramas for film and television. Here is our pick of the best.

Northumberland Coast Banburgh

Top 10 beaches in Britain

Britain’s beaches offer something for everyone, whether it’s the traditional bucket-and-spade seaside experience or somewhere to walk and admire the scenery.

Major exhibition marks Battle of Jutland centenary

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle ever fought, an exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Battle – 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War – takes a fresh look at events.

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