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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.

Upcoming Events

The Battle of Hastings

The one and only Battle of Hastings re-enactment is back, taking place on the very spot where King Harold and Duke William fought in 1066. Don’t miss our biggest event of the year, as 500 reenactors recreate the drama and intensity of the legendary conflict that decided England's future. 

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Things to do this season

  • Family Days Out

    Autumn is perfect for a family day out. Halloween events are just around the corner, and our family-friendly gardens are full of life and harvest colour.

  • Be present in the past

    Make the most of the last days of summer and unwind on an unforgettable journey into England’s past.

  • What's On

    There's lots going on in the South East this Autumn, from an action packed Halloween to the epic Battle of Hastings re-enactment.

  • Top Tearooms

    We're proud of our cafés and tearooms. Since we know they are an important part of your visit, here are some of our favourites from around the country.

South East England Travel

  • A Weekend in Kent

    Home to some of the most impressive historic sites in the country, the 'Garden of England' offers award-winning beaches, seaside towns, ancient marshes and the famous white chalk cliffs. Perfect to explore on a short break.

  • Walking Guide: Dover to Deal via Walmer

    This 10 mile walk offers panoramic views of the English Channel. Three mighty coastal forts stand on the route, from the medieval "Key to England" at Dover to Henry VIII's defences of Walmer and Deal.

  • Spotlight On Osborne

    Open the doors to the once private world of Queen Victoria and her family at Osborne. Victoria’s holiday home remains largely untouched, providing intimate details of royal life during the 19th century.

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