An area of rolling hills and beautiful beaches containing the historic Cinque Ports and Canterbury Cathedral.
The counties of Kent, Surrey, and East and West Sussex feature magnificent stately homes & castles, beautiful gardens, unspoilt countryside and lively, historic cities.
Kent is known as The Garden of England and is an enchanting place full of beautiful gardens, a wonderful coastline, quaint villages and bustling towns, all set in delightful countryside!
Sun-dappled footpaths that criss-cross Surrey one of the most wooded counties in the country. Surrey has 32 magnificent National Trust sites, several 1000-year-old churches where England's heritage is expertly maintained.
East Sussex has been home to many famous writers and artists over the years. Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, lived at Bateman's in Burwash and Henry James wrote two of his books while living at Lamb House in Rye. Over a thousand years of history have formed the county and you can visit the site of the Battle of Hastings where, some say, English history began in 1066.
The area boasts Britain's driest and sunniest climate. Typically, it rains on about one day in three in England, Near the south coast there is an appreciable summer minimum and winter maximum of rainfall, with totals in July barely half those in January. July is normally the warmest month in England
Easily accessible via the Channel Tunnel or ferries to Dover and Folkestone. Dover is about an hour and a half, 130 km, from London on the M20 and readily accessible by rail from London or mainland Europe. London Gatwick and London Stanstead airports are both major international airports serving the region. West Sussex lies on the coast of southern England. Visits from the Romans, Saxons, and Normans all left historic buildings that can still be seen today.
The region boasts over 500 miles of long distance footpaths and cycle routes through some of the best landscapes in England, through chalk downland, wooded valleys and dramatic cliff top walks, and over 250 miles of coastline offers everything from traditional bucket-and-spade family seaside holidays to romantic breaks. The South East of England is home to the best network of long-distance footpaths in the country. This includes two National Trails – the South Downs Way and the North Downs Way – plus a number of high quality footpaths of regional importance. Horesriding, golfing, karting, watersports, cycling and the great British sport of shopping are all catered for in abundance.