- Marwell Zoo
- The New Forest
- National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
- Winchester Cathedral
- Carisbrooke Castle
- Robin Hill Country Park
- Amazon World Zoo Park
- Quarr Abbey
- Leeds Castle
- Howletts Wild Animal Park
- Dover Castle
- Chatham Historic Dockyard
- Bodiam Castle
- Seven Sisters Country Park
- Fishborne Roman Palace
- Brighton Pier
Relax in Your Own Cottage with a Hot Tub in Southern England
Southern England has the warmest temperatures in the UK and is therefore a popular choice for couples and families looking for a cottage with hot tub.
Life moves at a slower pace on holiday, well for many it does, days spend exploring the countryside, taking part in some fun activities or discovering the history of the region can be topped off by a relaxing soak in the hot tub at your cottage. There’s nothing not like it.
We are the one-stop shop for holiday cottages in the South of England whether you are looking for a large family holiday home or a secluded lodge with hot tub for two, we have them all even pet-friendly hot tub cottages where you can bring your four-legged friend.
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Stunning beaches, glorious countryside, country houses, theme parks and action-packed sports are all available in the Southern counties so you can count on making memories that will last a lifetime.
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Places to Visit and Things to Do in the South of England
The list below is your guide to the best places to visit and things to do that make the most of your stay in Southern England – Go on give them a go! Feel free to add to the list.
1. Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace has been a royal abode for hundreds of yearscr21`. It is an architectural masterpiece and has been a popular tourist attraction sine Queen Victoria opened the gardens and state rooms to the general public in 1838. Among the main attractions within the palace include; the Cartoon Gallery, the bed chamber of Queen Mary II and the royal chapel. Hosting a variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year including the world famous RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Among the most popular theme parks in the UK, Paulton's Park is situated in Hampshire and attracts well over a million visitors a year Set in 140 acres of land including some beautiful gardens, it has over 70 rides, 27 animatronic Dinosaurs, Rio Grande Train, around 80 species of birds and animals, as well as being the home to the most famous fictional farm animal in the UK, Peppa Pig.
3. Arundel Castle and Gardens
This restored medieval castle is certainly worth a visit. It overlooks the Arun River and has been in existence since the 11th century. Bringing together over a thousand years of history, art galleries, cafes and restaurants, independent shops, various leisure pursuits and an extensive event's calendar there is something for everyone at Arundel Castle.
4. Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
This award-winning museum is located on Portsmouth's historic dockyard. Henry Vlll might have had six wives but his one true love was the Mary Rose, his favourite warship. The only 16th century warship in the world the Mary Rose is one of the UK's top attractions. Experience awe inspiring views of the ship from all the nine galleries displaying thousands of artifacts including, the personal possessions and weapons belonging to the crew when the ill-fated vessel sank in 1545.
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This is a 140-acre zoo that boasts 1200 animals including all the usual favourites, tigers, giraffes, cheetahs and penguins, with no less than 5 adventure playgrounds, a rail and road train, huge walkthrough aviary, Bush Walk, where you can get up close and personal with the wallabies and with plenty of places to eat and drink plus a well-stocked gift shop Marwell Zoo offers a fun-packed day for all the family.
Home to the biggest and oldest yachting regatta in the world since 1826, Cowes is a historic seaport located on the Isle of Wight. Of course, there are other things to attract visitors apart from the annual sailing extravaganza including, fantastic architecture, a beautiful beach, Cowes Castle, home to the Royal Yacht Squadron, quirky, independent boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars to suit every budget and a small display of maritime memorabilia at Cowes Maritime Museum.
7. Winchester Cathedral
One of the grandest cathedrals in Europe, Winchester once the seat of power for Norman and Anglo-Saxon kings has, in some form, been a place of worship for over 15 centuries. King Alfred was buried here, Mary Tudor held her lavish wedding to Philip of Spain at the cathedral. There is lots to see including the Winchester Bible, the impressive bell chamber with panoramic views from the summit of the tower and of course the burial place of one of the world's most famous authors Jane Austen.
8. Osborne House
A stunningly beautiful Italianate palace designed in 1845-1850 by Prince Albert for his beloved wife Queen Victoria, who had the house preserved when he subsequently died in 1861. One of the most popular country houses in the UK, Osborne house is more than just ornate state rooms. There are lots of walks around the idyllic grounds leading to the private beach which still retains the Queen's bathing machine, Swiss cottage, the Alpine style playhouse Albert designed for the children and the largest display of Victoria and Albert's personal belongings including Christmas presents, art and sculpture. With breathtaking views and glorious gardens Osborne House is a must-see for those staying in a hot tub cottage in Southern England.
9. Jane Austen's House Museum
This small 17th century cottage was home to one of Britain's most famous and well-loved authors, Jane Austen, in the eight years leading up to her death in 1817, at the young age of only 41 years. See her personal library and writing table where Emma and Pride and Prejudice were penned. You can enjoy a picnic in the charming garden and pick up some literary souvenirs at the small but well-stocked museum shop.
10. South Downs National Park
There is a wealth of things to see and do at Britain's newest national park, the 280 acres of the Seven Sisters Country park offers fun activities for all the family including cycling, walking and canoeing to name a few. Check out Chanctonbury Ring, Parham House or enjoy the spectacular beauty spots of Devil's Dyke and Ditchling Beacon. Dotted with picturesque villages and country pubs the South Downs National Park offers something for everyone.
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