The South of England has been a top holiday destination locally and internationally for years – and for good reason. Home to beautiful scenery, exciting cities and dramatic coastlines, it’s not hard to see why visiting the South of England is a firm favourite that’s here to stay.
Whilst typically people visiting the South of England head to London or visit Windsor Castle – there’s so much more than that. The South of England has a whole host of things to do – from the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall, through to beautiful beaches, there’s almost certain to be something for everyone.
Whilst it can be tempting to hop on the next train to London, going somewhere that isn’t as popular can give you a chance to fully submerge yourself in the experience and take in the culture Southern England has to offer.
To help you get out and about, we’ve put together our top 3 things to do in the South of England.
- Visit Oliver Cromwell’s house
Oliver Cromwell was known the Lord Protector of England. Born in April 1599, he was born into one of the wealthiest families in Huntingdonshire. Following the death of his father, he was forced to look after the estate – whilst Cromwell is no more, you can still check out what remains in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
A brilliant day out for families or budding historians alike, top of our list of things to do is visit the beautiful dwelling of Oliver Cromwell. Beautifully maintained and packed with rich history, it’s well worth a visit.
What’s more is it’s easily accessible. There are regular trains to Ely, so you can avoid the stress of parking and enjoy the beautiful countryside on your journey as you won’t need a designated driver.
2. Arundel Castle
Another magnificent historic sight, if you love a place steeped in history then Arundel may be just the spot for you. Nestled in the hills of West Sussex, Arundel is a place of outstanding natural beauty. Take in the breathtaking scenery or learn about the historical origins of the Arundel Castle.
If you’re wanting something extra to do, despite being a quaint town, Arundel has a lot to offer. From craft markets, to vineyards, to exquisite food – you won’t be short of things to do.
3. Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
Finally, a top 3 list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. As the UKs only World Heritage Site as crowned by UNESCO, it’s one you definitely should see. The Jurassic Coastline (as the name suggests) is steeped with dramatic coastlines and has a rich history. With world renowned rocks, fossils and landforms, the Jurassic Coast is famous worldwide for it’s impressive geology.
Whilst there are so many more places of outstanding beauty to visit throughout the South of England, you can’t go wrong with a trip to any of these top three wonderful destinations. Whether you are looking for a family daytrip or a relaxed couple’s getaway – make sure you give these places a visit.