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There are plenty of places to see and visit in South East England. Whether you love hiking or cycling, South East England is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in South East England

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    1

    Leith Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    A beautiful spot with great views towards the South Downs. The tower even contains a small room at its base that is operating as a cafe at specific dates and times, serving hot drinks and food to go.

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    LK
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    2

    Box Hill — Olympic and RideLondon climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Slightly overhyped but relatively gentle climb from the busy dual-carriageway up to the beautiful peaceful surroundings at the top. Looking for a challenge, head to Ranmore Common via Westhumble instead.

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    3

    Coombe Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 852 feet (260 m) above sea level, Coombe Hill is the highest viewpoint in the Chilterns. From the summit, you experience enchanting views over the Aylesbury Vale and …

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    4

    Ditchling Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    From the summit of Ditchling Beacon you are afforded a wonderful panoramic view. Standing at 814 feet (248 metres) above sea level, it is the highest point along the Sussex …

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    5

    Ditchling Beacon

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Ditchling Beacon is the third-highest point on the South Downs, with spectacular views - it's a great climb to test the legs on.

    Tip by
    Laura
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    6

    Butser Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 889 feet (271 m) tall, Butser Hill is the highest point on the South Downs and affords breathtaking views over Hampshire and the Channel. The chalk grassland has …

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    7

    Beddlestead Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight

    2-3km climb with a gentle gradient

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    8

    Swinley Forest MTB trails

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    The tracks at Swinley Forest have a very firm surface and good drainage, which makes it a good place to ride in the winter without the risk of getting too …

    Tip by
    Carlo
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    9

    Col Du Skelly (Monument)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Watch the descent before the climb as bumpy on a road bike. The climb itself is narrow so keep an eye on your back and cars

    Tip by
    Krzysztof
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    10

    Box Hill

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Box Hill is one of the most famous hills in Surrey, if not the UK. Named after the ancient box woodland on its slopes, the hill is blanketed in green …

    Tip by
    Amy
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    11

    Holmbury Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    At 856 feet (261 m), Holmbury Hill is the fourth highest point in Surrey and affords spellbinding views over the Surrey Hills, most notably Leith Hill and Gibbet Hill. On …

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    12

    Tennyson Down

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful scenery. Great walking route

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    13

    Henley-on-Thames

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Beautiful town overlooking the River Thames, lots of amenities on any cycle route that passes through this lovely town.

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    Mark B
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    14

    Ivinghoe Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 764 feet (233 m), Ivinghoe Beacon towers over the surrounding countryside. Offering views of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire, it is named after the fires that were once lit …

    Tip by
    Chris
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    15

    Skid Hill Lane

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Skid Hill Lane sounds like it should be the home 30% gradients or a well-know crash site. But instead it is a very pleasant and largely quiet lane that will …

    Tip by
    Rhys
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    16

    St Martha's Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Has a small tap on the South wall so you can refill your bottles, refresh dogs, etc.

    Tip by
    Peter
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    17

    Seven Sisters

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    This section of trail takes you along the magnificent white cliffs of the Seven Sisters. You are rewarded with breathtaking views out to sea, over the impressive chalk cliffs and …

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    18

    Knole Park

    Hiking Highlight

    The 15th-century manor house is located in the 1,000-acre deer park Knole Park. The deer are used to passers-by. Knole itself is one of England's largest houses. Given in 1566 …

    Tip by
    Daniela
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    19

    Belle Tout Lighthouse

    Hiking Highlight

    The Belle Tout lighthouse was the original one at Beachy Head. It was built in 1832 and operated until the end of the century. The light was becoming ineffective due …

    Tip by
    Andrew
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    20

    Combe Lane Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    A nasty little Climb but there is a cafe stop immediately after!

    Tip by
    yuzosaito

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