Top Reasons to Go to Southeast England

Castles galore: From Dover to Herstmonceux, these fortresses will dazzle with their architecture and fascinate with their histories.

Brighton: With its great bars and restaurants, top-notch nightlife, and sunbathing-friendly shoreline, this is the quintessential modern English seaside city.

Canterbury Cathedral: This enormous House of God, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, inspires awe with its soaring towers and flagstone corridors.

Manors and Mansions: West Kent is home to one of England's richest concentrations of historic homes, including the medieval moated Ightham Mote and the sprawling Jacobean-style Knole.

Gardens: Gardens of all kinds are an English specialty, and at Sissinghurst and Wisley, as well as in the gardens of Hever Castle and Chartwell, you can easily spend an entire afternoon wandering through acres of exotic flora.

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