Your Touring Options In The South of England
London to Brighton
London to Canterbury
Canterbury to Brighton
Brighton To Salisbury
- Via Petworth
- Via Arundel and Portsmouth
- Portsmouth to Salisbury Direct
- Winchester to Salisbury
London to Stonehenge and Salisbury
Brighton to Portsmouth
Or, travelling the other way
Brighton to London
Canterbury to London
Salisbury to London
Stonehenge to London
Portsmouth to Brighton
Salisbury to Portsmouth
Brighton to Canterbury
Like a perky nose jutting into the English Channel the south eastern counties of England have been fought over and farmed for thousands of years.
The result is a rich tapestry of history, culture and architecture, particularly military architecture in its many forms.
From the power and majesty of Canterbury Cathedral, the excesses of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton to the mystery of Stonehenge – and a slew of other major attractions – this is an area where you could easily do a one, two or three day road trip to catch the essence of Britain. But you could easily spend a couple of weeks exploring the rich banquet of attractions on offer.
Kent and Sussex have long been the front door to England, attracting the attention of invaders like the Angles and Saxons, Romans, Normans and, fortunately less successfully, the Nazis in the 20th century.
The result is a legacy of forts, castles, cathedrals and fortified manor houses.
The popularity of the area with the rich and landed gentry of mediaeval times has given us a delectable choice of great houses such as Penshurst, Hever, and Petworth.
The steep escarpments of the North and South Downs stare at each other across The Weald – this is farming and orchard country. Hop gardens and even vineyards add coloratura notes to the a patchwork of gentle rural charm.
Further to the west are the counties of Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire – they formed the core of King Alfred’s kingdom of Wessex. Here are found the earliest habitations in the country, cultures which left us the legacy of Stonehenge, undoubtedly Britain’s most recognised ancient monument.
Thus whether you are on limited time and can only afford a day or three, or you are nearing the end of a long journey of discovery you can piece together a fascinating itinerary from the options available in this region.
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