Perhaps there is not a more popular city break in the world - nevermind just the UK - than London. The capital of England attracts millions of national and international visitors each year. The city needs very little introduction with everything that a person could want found somewhere in the city: history, theatre, bars, clubs, walks, shopping, you name it. However, London isn’t the only attraction in the south east of the UK with places like Oxford, Surrey, Brighton, Kent and even the Isle of Wight headlining this part of the country.
South East City Breaks
There isn’t a better selection of city breaks in the UK than in the south east of England. As already mentioned, London is possibly the very best city break in the world and has everything and more that you could ever want to do in a long weekend away. Oxford is also a superb city break with its university college culture, incredible domed architecture and plenty of parks for a fun summer picnic. In Kent you will find amazing attractions including Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. Surrey is also a fantastic trip with its theme parks, mansions and palaces to admire.
Cottage Breaks in the South East
The South East is also a wonderful destination for a cottage break in the countryside. The best places with the most options are probably Oxfordshire with its abundance of deer parks, West Sussex with its scenic walking trails and Bedfordshire with its grand manor houses embedded in the middle of the countryside. You can’t really go wrong with anywhere that you book in this part of the country for a cottage break.
Beach breaks in the South East
The South East is a popular place to find a great beach holiday too. Brighton and Portsmouth headline the major coastal cities with their pebble beaches, large piers and historic naval dockyards. Flying slightly under the radar is Eastbourne, a family-friendly town known for its stunning beaches and white chalk cliffs. Speaking of white chalk cliffs, head to Kent for the most famous of them all: The White Cliffs of Dover.
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