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The southeast is also pock-marked with reminders of darker days. The region’s position as the front line against Continental invaders has left a wealth of turbulent history, including the 1066 battlefield, Dover Castle’s secret war tunnels and scattered Roman ruins.

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$59.13 Tours & Sightseeing

South Downs and Seven Sisters from Brighton Small-Group

Your friendly and local driver/guide, will make various pick ups throughout Brighton, including the train station before heading out of the city and in to the South Downs. This ancient landscape is characterized by the rolling chalk hills, created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals. This 'downland' is a rich landscape for flora and provides some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the South of England. The first stop is the eerily named Devil's Dyke, high up on the Downs with views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Stopping for about 20 minutes, your guide will explain how this landscape was created and also show you the unique 'Devils Dyke' the largest dry valley in the UK. After Devils Dyke, heading further away from Brighton to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years. Today Middle Farm offers the largest selection of Sussex produce in its farm shop which includes a butcher, bakery, cheese counter and all sorts of other produce including English sparkling wine, cider and perry. There is also a cafe selling coffee if you want to grab a quick snack. The stop here will be 40 minutes allowing you enough time to have a good look around. The tour continues to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs, passing through old country lanes where you’ll see the mysterious and ancient, Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs. Arriving at Seven Sisters and the majestic white cliffs, your first stop will be Seaford Head, where the iconic view of The Seven Sisters can been seen.  Walking the lane from the car park to the coastguard cottages, the full beauty and drama of the white cliffs will appear before you. Make sure you have your camera ready, as you enjoy the 40 minute circular walk enjoying the vistas along the South coast. Before returning to Brighton, one last stop in the village of Rottingdean, which was once home to Rudyard Kipling author of The Jungle Book.  Here you can stroll through his gardens before taking the short hop back to the city centre, arriving back in Brighton at 5pm.

$34.16 Walking & Biking Tours

Cycling Tour of Brighton City

Offering two departures a day, the first starting at 10:30am and the second starting at 2:30pm, from the meeting point on New Road in the heart of Brighton’s Cultural Mile.The tour will start by getting you fitted on a bike and with a helmet (if you want one). After a little talk on safety and the bikes, start cycling a path along Victoria Lawns and Grand Parade Garden to St Peters Church. On the Grand Tour you will see and hear all about the history of the Royal Pavilion, North Laine, The Lanes, Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Beach, Brighton Pier, Volks railway, Theatre Royal Brighton, Preston Park, Brighton Wheel, Sea life Brighton, Preston Manor, Fishing Quarter, West Pier and more.A 20-minute break will be taken in the middle of the cycling tour where you can get a lovely cup of tea and cake and if you so wish.

$13.14 Tours & Sightseeing

Only in Brighton Walking Tour

A guided walking tour of Brighton by a professional tour guide. Not a boring history lecture, but a lively, funny and informative introduction which captures the real spirit of Brighton in 80 minutes. Discover: • the secrets of England's most eccentric Royal palace • why George IV was 'Britain's most useless king' • the world's first Body Shop • where Abba won the Eurovision song contest • spectacular street art and graffiti • the city's unusual building material • why Brighton is the 'gay capital of Britain'Suitable for both first-time visitors and people who already know Brighton well. The route is easy walking and covers all the main areas and sights of the city centre.

$18.39 Tours & Sightseeing

Brighton City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 1- or 2-Day Pass

Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. It is home to the iconic Brighton Pier, many popular annual events, a vibrant nightlife and a selection of shopping destinations! On a City Sightseeing bus tour, you will be able to hop-off and explore all the sights that makes Brighton the amazing seaside resort town that it is today – or you can stay on the tour for a full loop and enjoy learning all about it from the bus’ recorded commentary! If you’re visiting Brighton between 17th June – 15th September, you will have access to an amazing three routes with your ticket (Red, Blue & Green Lines). The standard route – the red line -  operates from 30th March to 28th October. Along the red route, you will have access to 12 tour stops that you can hop-on and hop-off at as many times as you like (within the time-period selected at check-out). Explore sights including Palace Pier, home to rides, attractions and plenty of eateries and bars. It is one of Brighton’s most iconic locations and attracts thousands of tourists every year – it’s the perfect day out for all the family. Continue to more wonderful attractions including Brighton Marina, a wonderful shopping destination, where you’ll also be able to admire the sea views from the bus’ open-top deck! Other notable sights along the red route include Imperial Arcade and North Lane – two of Brighton’s finest shopping areas – or hop-off at the Old Steine to explore one of Brighton’s oldest neighbourhoods, dating back to the 18th century! Enjoy more sightseeing along the blue and green lines, including one of Brighton’s important landmarks, Clock Tower, which was built in 1888 to honour Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Passengers can also hop-off and explore the Saltdean Lido, famous for being one of the only public lido’s to still be open in the UK. If you fancy doing some shopping, hop-off at Rottingdean High St or for a peaceful stroll, hop-off at one of Brighton’s most rural areas, Preston Park. Tour Stops: Red Tour Palace Pier British Airways i360 Grand Avenue Sussex County Cricket Hove, Palmeira Square St Ann’s Well Gardens Brighton, Station Imperial Arcade Brighton Pavilion/Old Steine Royal Crescent/Bedford Street Brighton Marina/Seattle Hotel Maderia Terrace Green Tour Palace Pier Clock Tower Brighton, Station Devil’s Dyke Hotel Withdean Stadium/Park & Ride Preston Park/Preston Drove stop Blue Tour Palace Pier Station North Road Marine Gate Rottingdean Saltdean Lido Rottingdean, High Street Woodingdean, Downs Hotel Queens Park, Pepper Pot

$32.85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Call the Midwife Location Tour in Chatham

Originally based on the series of books written by Jennifer Worth, the award winning TV adaptation of 'Call the Midwife' has attracted fans worldwide since it first aired in 2012. Whilst the Nonnatus House interiors are filmed at a closed studio set in Surrey, many of the exterior scenes and other sites are filmed at Chatham Dockyard in Kent.Watched by more than 10 million viewers and now up to its fifth series, the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent has been used to represent the impoverished parts of the East End of London in the 1950’s and 1960's.As you walk around the dockyard recognize the streets and buildings used to portray the area around Poplar Dock, where many memorable scenes involving its stars have taken place.This is a gentle paced walking tour led by your very own ‘midwife’ and guide. Your 'midwife' will share with you fascinating anecdotes about the filming of the show, behind the scenes facts, and set the scene by providing a background to Chatham Dockyard itself. The tour also includes an exhibition of costumes and props used in the show including a recreation of the Nonnatus House dining table.A variety of other locations around The Dockyard have also appeared in the BBC One production as well as countless other movies and TV shows.Purchasing a ticket for the Call the Midwife Locations Tour also means you have full access to explore Chatham Dockyard.

$13.07 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

The Canterbury Tales Small-Group Tour Standard Day Admission

Your adventure begins in the Tabard Inn, where you will meet the first of your costumed guides, preparing you for your pilgrimage from London to Canterbury.To continue your experience, you are invited to share five of Chaucer’s most famous tales, with the aid of an audio guide (commentary available in six languages together with a special version in English for children). Along the way, Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining stories of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are dramatically brought to life for you to enjoy.Your journey ends with your second guide at the shrine of St Thomas Becket – be sure to be ready to share your tales from your pilgrimage!