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Take time to reconnect with incredible stories, heroes of history and tales of discovery in the South East. From walking in the footsteps of ancestors to unearthing tales of World War II bravery there’s lots to explore. 
 
Be inspired by our selection of some of the great things to see and do in the South East and book your next visit today.
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From the vibrant hum of Chelmsford, the UK’s newest city, to the historical majesty of ‘Britain’s First City’, Colchester, Essex offers the complete visitor package.
 
The 350-mile coastline, the longest in England, follows the dramatic, industrial Thames Estuary, blending seamlessly into pretty seaside resorts, wild, windswept coastal salt marsh and mud flats to the beautiful calm of the rivers Blackwater and Stour Estuaries.
Walk in the footsteps of Mayflower captain Christopher Jones or reconnect with history in Colchester, 'England's first city.' 
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Hampshire’s one of England’s largest counties located in the very south of England, bordered by Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex. The county offers its visitors miles of idyllic countryside, including the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, and the vibrant cities of Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton.
From the D-Day museum and historic dockyard in Portsmouth to the impressive Winchester Cathedral and Sea City Museum there's a lot to discover on a trip to Hampshire. 
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If you're looking for a short escape with beautiful beaches, stunning castles, exciting culture and delicious food and drink, then you've come to the right place.
Kent has got some of the best beaches in Europe - voted by Lonely Planet - as well as art galleries, elegant stately homes, romantic getaways, fun-filled family attractions, and more than 4,000 of exhilarating foot and cycle trails.
Less than an hour from London by train and with super-fast links to Europe, so it's easy to escape the rat race and see what Kent has to offer on your next adventure.
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Stunning stately homes, wild days out, cultural escapes and magical memories - Hertfordshire (or Herts) is the perfect place for your next short break. Just 20 minutes from London by train but still far away from the stresses of the big city, our lush, green county is brimming with exciting things to do and some seriously great places to stay.
 
Explore famous sites such as St Albans Cathedral, Hatfield House, Knebworth House, or capture the magic of Harry Potter with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. And if you're looking for wild beasts, Roman ruins, sculpture gardens, year-round snow, traditional English villages, 5* luxury or boutique B&Bs, Hertfordshire is the place to be.