9 award-winning places to visit in south-east England


Bed and Breakfast/Guesthouse of the Year

Boreham House

The award-winning Boreham House in Essex.

This lovingly-restored Georgian country house has all the charm without lacking any modern comforts.

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Small Hotel/Boutique Accommodation of the Year

Gravetye Manor House & Restaurant

The award-winning Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant in Sussex.

This Elizabethan manor house hotel is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant and surrounded by world renowned gardens created by Victorian gardener William Robinson.

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Guided Tour of the Year

Brighton & Beyond Tours

The award-winning Brighton and Beyond Tours in Sussex.

Hop on a mini-bus tour of the iconic white cliffs of the Seven Sisters and South Downs and let local guides take you to places most visitors don’t get to see.

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Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

East Afton Farmhouse

The award-winning East Afton Farmhouse on the Isle of Wight.

This 18th century farmhouse near on the outskirts of an area of outstanding natural beauty has everything you could need for a group holiday, a roof terrace hot tub, cinema room, and games barn.

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Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Hawk Conservancy Trust

The award-winning Hawk Conservancy Trust in Hampshire.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust lets you get closer to majestic birds of prey. Experience world-class flying displays, talks and activities and get closer to nature as you learn more about the feathered creatures and the hard work and passion that goes into conserving birds of prey.

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Responsible, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism Award

Blenheim Palace

The award-winning Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

One of England's largest and grandest country homes, Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal house to hold the title of palace. Designed in a unique English Baroque style (and surrounded by acres of stunning woodland, gardens and lakes), Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.

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Cafe/Tearoom of the Year

The Little Kitchen Bistro

The award-winning Little Kitchen Bistro in Winchester.

Try out seasonal dishes and enjoy a glass of carefully-selected wine at a charming café prides itself on its delicious locally-sourced food. Whatsmore, they host supper clubs, seasonal afternoon teas and even provide takeaway picnics!

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Tourism Pub of the Year

The Bell in Ticehurst

The award-winning Bell pub in Ticehurst.

Located near the bucolic borders of Kent and East Sussex is this quirky inn dating back to the 13th century - although it's luxe interiors would suggest otherwise. Bring your dog along and switch off for the weekend in one of it's 11 chic bedrooms.

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Visitor Information Service of the Year

Oxford Visitor Information Centre

Oxford city centre, home to the award-winning Oxford Visitor Information Centre.

Pop into Oxford's TIC for a warm welcome and friendly and knowledgeable travel tips and advice from enthusiastic staff who always go the extra mile to provide a tailored service. 

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05 Nov 2019(last updated)

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21 ideas for a short break in 2021

  • 1

    Boreham House

  • 2

    Gravetye Manor House & Restaurant

  • 3

    Brighton & Beyond Tours

  • 4

    East Afton Farmhouse

  • 5

    Hawk Conservancy Trust

  • 6

    Blenheim Palace

  • 7

    The Little Kitchen Bistro

  • 8

    The Bell in Ticehurst

  • 9

    Oxford Visitor Information Centre

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