Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Canterbury

Canterbury Cathedral

A rich repository of more than 1400 years of Christian history, the Church of England’s mother ship is a truly extraordinary place with an absorbing history. This Gothic cathedral, the highlight of the city’s World …
Top Choice Castle in Dover

Dover Castle

Occupying top spot, literally and figuratively, in Dover’s townscape, this most impressive of castles was built to bolster the country’s weakest point at the shortest sea crossing to mainland Europe. The highlights …
Top Choice Palace in Brighton & Hove

Royal Pavilion

The city’s must-see attraction is the Royal Pavilion, the glittering party pad and palace of Prince George, later Prince Regent and then King George IV. It’s one of the most opulent buildings in England, and certain…
Top Choice Gallery in Margate

Turner Contemporary

This blockbuster contemporary art gallery, bolted together on the site of the seafront guesthouse where master painter JMW Turner used to stay, is one of East Kent’s top attractions. Within the strikingly featureles…
Castle in Kent

Leeds Castle

This immense moated pile just east of Maidstone is, for many, the world’s most romantic castle, and it's certainly one of the most visited in Britain. The formidable, hefty structure balancing on two islands is know…
Landmark in South Downs National Park

Beachy Head

The famous cliffs of Beachy Head are the highest point of the chalky rock faces that slice across the rugged coastline at the southern end of the South Downs. It’s off the B2103, from the A259 between Eastbourne and…
Tower in Brighton & Hove

i360 Tower

Brighton’s newest attraction opened in 2016, at the point the now defunct West Pier used to make landfall. The world’s most slender tower is a brutal, 162m-tall column of reinforced steel and concrete rising rudely …
Historic Site in Dover

Secret Wartime Tunnels

The biggest draw at Dover Castle is the network of secret wartime tunnels. The claustrophobic chalk-hewn passageways were first excavated during the Napoleonic Wars and then expanded to house a command post and hosp…
Castle in Arundel

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle was first built in the 11th century but all that's left of the early structure are the modest remains of the keep. It was ransacked during the English Civil War, and most of what you see today is the …
Gardens in Sandwich

Salutation Gardens

Just along from Fishergate, this set of exquisite gardens was laid out behind a 1912 mansion by leading early-20th-century garden designers Jekyll and Lutyens. In the mid-noughties the exquisite site was brought bac…