South East England

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Steve Slater
Oliver Newbury
South East England is one of the most visited regions of the United Kingdom, being situated around the English capital city London and located closest to the Continent. But don't think that geographical convenience is the only reason for its popularity; there is much here of interest to the traveller, from varied natural landscapes to historic towns and cities, refined stately homes, globally-renowned gardens and adrenaline-pumping theme parks. Together with London, the South East is the main economic powerhouse of the country and is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe.
Some of the South East's biggest attractions are known the world over: royal Windsor's famous castle and Great Park, Oxford's "dreaming spires" and Dover's White Cliffs are all synonymous with England itself. Venture beyond these icons and you will discover a place blessed with a long and beautiful coastline, two national parks (the New Forest and the South Downs) and eight designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The region's cities each have something unique to offer; from the seat of England's oldest university, to the country's former capital, from maritime Portsmouth to bohemian Brighton, the South East really does have some of the UK's best cities.
There is so much to see and do in South East England that it's high time you discover for yourself why the region is known as the "Beautiful South".



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