Your London Tours wants to encourage you to spend your vacation in the UK. But what can the UK offer that other countries can’t? In the latest instament of a blog series, we continue to list our all-time favourite places that can be visited in a day-trip from London.
Welcome Back to Britain
This month, the area south and south-west of London that includes the counties of Kent, Sussex and Hampshire
5 reasons to visit Dover:
- The famed White Cliffs.
- Dover Castle: the most authentic medieval castle in the world.
- A tour of the military tunnels and underground hospital.
- Western Heights defensive fortifications, built for the Napoleonic war.
- St Margaret’s Bay – hidden beach community.
5 reasons to visit Portsmouth:
- Spinnaker Tower: outstanding views over the historic harbour.
- D Day Museum: featuring the embroidery based on the Bayeaux Tapestry.
- HMS Victory: Admiral Nelson’s remarkably preserved 18th cent flagship.
- HMS Warrior: once the world’s largest, fastest, most armoured warship.
- Mary Rose: Henry VIII’s flagship raised from the seabed in 1982.
5 reasons to visit West Sussex:
- Petworth House: dominating aristocratic palace and art dreamhouse.
- Arundel Castle: few castles can match its setting and its history.
- Amberley: picturesque village with quaint thatched cottages aplenty.
- Chichester: small walled city on the south coast founded by the Romans.
- Chichester Cathedral: only English cathedral with detached bell tower.
5 reasons to visit East Sussex:
- Brighton: England’s famous seaside town. Still popular with visitors.
- Brighton Pier: full of arcades, candy floss and of course, Brighton rock.
- Royal Pavilion: magnificent royal pleasure palace built for the Prince Regent.
- Hastings: walk around the old town using the historic alleyways (twittens).
- Bateman’s House & Gardens: home of Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling.
5 reasons to visit Winchester:
- Capital of England during the Middle Ages.
- Royal links to the legendary King Arthur and King Alfred the Great.
- Winchester Cathedral, built in 1097 – burial place of Jane Austen.
- Winchester College – oldest public school in England founded in 1382.
- Hospital of St Cross – the oldest charitable organisation in England.
Your London Tours chief administrator Jo Bull said: “We cannot force anyone to spend their vacation in the UK, but we can entice them with these recommendations. We hope they will take them into account when making Your London Tours their first port of call for a trip to remember.”