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.

Restoring Stowe House

Stowe House is a stately home with a difference, where schoolchildren work alongside conservators to keep its spirit alive Today, visitors to Stowe House travel along the tree-lined Stowe Avenue from Buckingham, northeast of Oxford. En…

Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror on the 1066 Country Walk

Follow in the footsteps of William of Normandy, across the rolling hills and atmospheric marshes which witnessed the Norman Conquest, and through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The 31-mile 1066 Country Walk…

Wonders of the Weald: Explore the gardens of Kent and Sussex

A sunny swathe of Kent and Sussex, so little changed over the centuries, harbours some of the country’s finest gardens Picture a quintessentially English landscape and it probably looks much like the slice of southeastern…

Oxford’s Story Museum is open at last

The pandemic is a challenge that the newly opened Story Museum in Oxford have overcome with creativity. Who said social distancing can’t be fun? The magic begins the moment you step into the enchanted Portal…

A weekend in Bray

It’s renowned for its Michelin-star restaurants, but this riverside idyll has much more in store   It’s not immediately obvious why the 16th-century Thameside village of Bray in Berkshire is one of the world’s gastronomic…

The Manor Country House Hotel

The Manor Country House Hotel review

Visiting The Manor Country House Hotel is like walking into a National Trust property where you can touch the furniture Shop – then drop Grade II-listed Weston Manor dates back to the 13thcentury. Built in…

Best places to visit in Britain 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…

A Literary Land

Famous for the rural retreats of the influential Bloomsbury Group, idyllic East Sussex has inspired some of the country’s leading writers   With chalk cliffs and patchwork fields, medieval woodland and picturesque villages, East Sussex offers…

Hotel review: Hever Castle’s Luxury B&B

Ever dreamed of staying in a castle? Hever will exceed all expectations Set within the grounds of the historic Hever Castle estate near Edenbridge, Kent, are 28 beautifully presented B&B rooms. With plush fabrics, opulent…

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