South East England
Second World War

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Dover Castle Admission Ticket

1. Dover Castle Admission Ticket

Step into the vibrant world of Henry II’s medieval royal palace and follow lifelike hologram figures round the private chambers, guest rooms, and great hall, along with the kitchen and armories. After immersing yourself in life at the 12th-century court, climb to the roof of the Great Tower for amazing panoramic views over the huge medieval castle, which was one of the strongest in England. Enjoy the unique experience of the secret wartime tunnels, telling the story of the 1940 Miracle of Dunkirk using film, audio, and archive photography. Witness the evacuation of over 300,000 British and allied troops as the rescue operation is played out before your eyes.

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Portsmouth: The D-Day Story Entry Ticket

2. Portsmouth: The D-Day Story Entry Ticket

Enjoy a visit to Portsmouth’s fascinating D-Day Story and learn about this pivotal event that changed the course of World War Two. The D-Day Story is told in four parts, The Landing Craft Tank 7074, Preparation, D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and the Overlord Embroidery. Discover the story of this fateful day through a series of exhibitions, workshops, and other activities, as well as over 10,000 fascinating items and artifacts. The D-Day Story is told through the personal accounts and possessions of the people who were there, and brought to life through stunning audio-visual presentations. By the end of your visit, you’ll have a better understanding of D-Day, and a renewed sense of respect for those who were part of it.

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Chartwell House Tour: Home of Sir Winston Churchill

3. Chartwell House Tour: Home of Sir Winston Churchill

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you’ll head off on a private drive through the English countryside on this 1-3 hour tour. The duration of the tour depends on whether you choose to add a visit to Quebec House. Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Kent, and just a short drive south of London, lies the family home of legendary former Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The house is exactly as Churchill left it and much of the gardens are as he arranged them. It's well worth taking some time to explore the gardens and the larger estate. Churchill was one of the most talented figures in history in the political arena, as was also an accomplished writer, historian, and artist. Many of his paintings are on display in a gallery on the estate. Close by is Quebec House, the home of General Wolfe, who captured Quebec. You can visit the house in addition to Chartwell House for an additional fee.

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Dover: Half-Day White Cliffs of Dover Shore Excursion

4. Dover: Half-Day White Cliffs of Dover Shore Excursion

Enjoy a curated tour of the Dover area, taking in a multitude of stunning, historical and photogenic locations in the company of a knowledgable driver-guide. After getting picked up from the Dover Cruise Terminal, travel in a luxury minibus to some of the most iconic locations in Dover, stopping for snacks and comfort stops along the way. At your first stop, Samphire Hoe, enjoy breathtaking views of Shakespeare’s Cliff which was formed from chalk spoil from the Channel Tunnel. Next, head to the Battle of Britain Memorial where you can pay your respects to those who flew Hurricane and Spitfire planes in the Battle of Britain during World War II. Here, you can also admire unrivaled views of the English Channel and even see all the way to France on a clear day. Later, head to the East Cliff and Warren Country Park. Learn more about the history of human settlement in the area and admire coastal views from Folkestone back to Dover. Next, head to St Margaret’s Bay, located at the foot of the White Cliffs and see the closest pub to France and the location where channel swims start. Finally, stop for a photo at the iconic White Cliffs of Dover where you can admire views of the whole town, castle, and harbor. Be dropped off back the cruise terminal with plenty of time before your ship's departure.

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What people are saying about South East England

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 298 reviews

It’s an amazing place! Lots of things to see. We arrived around 12 noon and spent more than 4hours in the castle but I didn’t get enough. The staff are very helpful and friendly. At the arrival they gave us a map and some useful informations too. There is a carpark, a restaurant and also lots of places to have a snack or just simply sit down and enjoy the wonderful view.

There was a special event when we had visited so it was a different experience. Overall the whole castle was really nice and beautiful, would definitely recommend visiting.

Excellent day out with the family, well organised and plenty of medieval activities. War tunnels not open but still well worth the visit. We will return again.

Helpful and informative staff especially on the new Landing craft fun for the children

Wonderful day, be sure to wear good walking footwear as the place is huge!!!