Days Out in the South East

Dover Castle

From the most famous date in English history at Battle Abbey to Dover Castle's darkly atmospheric secret wartime tunnels, English Heritage in the South East offers so many great places to visit.

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Dover Castle
Dover Castle

Kent

For a great family day out visit Dover Castle! New: Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the castle to see, hear and feel - as never before!

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Osborne
Osborne

Isle of Wight

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's family home. Take a glimpse into the private life of the royal family at Osborne House and enjoy the vast estate and gardens.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

East Sussex

For a memorable family day out in Sussex visit Battle Abbey, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. It is an enjoyable way to discover more about the most famous date in English history.

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Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle

Isle of Wight

See where King Charles I was imprisoned, climb the ramparts and keep and relax in the new Edwardian-style garden.

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Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)
Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)

Kent

Down House is a site of outstanding international significance. Here the famous scientist Charles Darwin lived with his family for forty years and worked on his revolutionary theories.

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Lullingstone Roman Villa
Lullingstone Roman Villa

Kent

Among the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain, Lullingstone provides a unique all weather family day out. See fascinating Roman artifacts and enjoy a specially commissioned light show.

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Events : South East

A Royal Children's Easter
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Mon 7 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Follow in the footsteps of Royal children this Easter in the beautiful grounds of Osborne. Follow the trail amid the daffodils and claim your chocolate prize. Discover an exciting world at the Swiss Cottage and get creative with traditional egg painting.

Children's Festival
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Good Friday Fri 18 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Join Peterkin the Jester on a journey back in time, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam. Meet Victorian toymakers, tackle the WWII assault course, and then get hands on with knights training.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Battle Abbey. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Down House. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kent
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Walmer Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

George and the Dragon
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

Relive the story of George and the Dragon at Dover Castle. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of a medieval village, witness the skill at arms horse show, and watch St George bravely battle with the dastardly dragon.

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