The South Travel Guide
Plan Your The South Vacation
Cathedrals, stately homes, stone circles—the South, made up of Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire counties, holds all kinds of attractions, and not a few quiet pleasures. Two important cathedrals, Winchester and Salisbury (pronounced sawls-bree), are here, as are stately homes—Longleat, Stourhead, and Wilton House, among them—intriguing market towns, and hundreds of evocative prehistoric remains, two of which, Avebury and Stonehenge, shouldn’t be missed.
Modern hotel chains are well represented, and in rural areas you can choose between elegant country-house hotels,... read more
In summer, and especially on summer weekends, visitors can overrun the restaurants in small villages, so either book a... read more
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Salisbury Cathedral: At one of England's most spectacular cathedrals, try a tour around the roof and spire for a fascinating... Read more
Besides the dramatic beauty of its jagged cliffs and hidden coves, the lure of the Jurassic Coast for visitors is fossils and fossil... Read more
Prehistoric monuments dot Britain's landscape, silent but tantalizing reminders of civilizations long vanished. Ceremonial stone circles,... Read more
Among this region's proudest claims is its connection with Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), one of England's most celebrated novelists. If you... Read more
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