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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Where you can visit 

Many gardens, parks, coast and countryside sites in the South East remain open for local people to exercise. Please book your visit in advance using the website, and follow government guidance and tier restrictions.

What’s closed?

In the South East, houses and other indoor areas are closed. Some cafes remain open to offer takeaway refreshments. Check property opening times and facilities online before visiting us for a local walk.

To enjoy at home

Geese on water with the Palladian Bridge in the background at Stowe

Delve deeper with Trusted Source 

Created in partnership with the University of Oxford, Trusted Source is a knowledge bank of short and easily understood articles about history, culture and the natural environment. The articles look at the big ideas behind our special places and collections.

Getting to know your winter birds

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.