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

War and the Horse
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 20 & Sun 21 Sep 2014

Re-enactment, talks, music and children’s activities help tell the remarkable story of the relationship forged between rider and horse in the Cavalry of the First World War.

Harvest Season: Making the Most of Your Marrows
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Sat 20 & Sun 21 Sep 2014

Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

Fort Brockhurst Store Tour
Venue: Forth Brockhurst, Hampshire, Hampshire
Date: Wed 24 Sep

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the impressive collections held at Fort Brockhurst, including artefacts from across the South East not normally on view to the public.

Harvest Season: Apples and Pears
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Sat 27 & Sun 28 Sep 2014

Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

Shipwrecks of the Kent Coast in Wartime
Venue: Walmer Castle, Kent, Kent
Date: Thu 2 Oct

Discover Kent's rich maritime heritage and the roles the county's castles have played in defending England from invasion.

Battle of Hastings
Venue: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Date: Sat 11 & Sun 12 Oct 2014

Re-live the atmosphere and tension as over 400 soldiers clash in the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Witness the action of the battle and immerse yourself in the living history of medieval life. An action packed and entertaining event for all the family.

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