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Arundel Castle
Bodiam Castle
Brighton Sussex
Canterbury (feature)
Chartwell
Chatham Historic Dockyard
Crystal Palace
Dover Castle
Down House
Hever Castle
Ightham Mote
Leeds Castle
Leonardslee Gardens
Saint Hill Manor
Scotney Castle
Sheffield Park Gardens
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Weald & Downland Museum
Wisley Gardens


Please note that many of the gardens previously featured in this section have been transferred to my new website called Gardens-to-go..


This section of "Places to Go" covers the south of England. My reason for including this selection is because I live on the South East fringe of the London suburbs on the borders of Kent. This means that I can reach a large part of southern England in about an hours drive by car. The area covers Kent, Sussex and Surrey all of which have beautiful countryside and countless attractions worthy of a visit.

The pages describe some of my favorite places in this area of the UK that can be enjoyed on a day out, including castles, stately homes, gardens and historical buildings. Most offer facilities to enjoy a picnic, or if preferred many offer cafe or restaurant facilities to enjoy a meal in comfort.
Leeds Castle in Kent
Many of the gardens warrant more than one visit a year, as the floral and foliage displays change with the seasons, offering different delights and photo opportunities. The colourful Autumn displays of foliage in gardens such as Sheffield Park in Sussex, means that visits can still be planned well into October.

Please use the links on the left to visit a listed location, where there is a short description and some photographs.


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