London and the South East

From sprawling countryside and bracing coastline, to ancient castles and stately homes, the South East has it all.

Places to visit

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Visitors enjoying the garden in summer at Wordsworth House and Garden

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Walkers exploring the chalk downland at Ashridge Estate

Summer walks 

From wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and hilltop trails with a view, there is a summer walking adventure for everyone to enjoy. Make new discoveries on your favourite National Trust walk.

Visitors enjoying a picnic by the lake at Sheffield Park

Perfect picnic spots in the South East 

Gather up your family and friends, pack your favourite summer lunch and seek out the perfect spot to unroll your picnic blanket on a visit to our countryside and gardens in the South East.

What's near you?

Green hills and blue sea entice the walkers on Ventonr Downs

Coast and countryside 

There's coast, downland, grassland, hills to climb, rivers and more for you to enjoy on a day out in the countryside in the South East.