Discover beautiful places on Gatwick's doorstep
Welcome to Gatwick Airport, conveniently located to the South of London and the gateway to a host of attractions across the South East of England. While the train can whisk visitors away to London and Brighton in less than 30 minutes, those looking to get away from the crowds can also explore the vibrant and historical corner of the UK right on our doorstep. From manor houses and castles to vineyards and villages, there's something for everyone to explore across our neighbouring counties of Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex. Read on to discover more...
Goodwood Revival. Credit: Jayson Fong
West Sussex. Explore historic market towns, stately homes, castles and a cathedral city. Discover the delights of the coast, from water sports and beach days, to artist trails and galleries. Experience exciting events.Take a walk in the breath-taking South Downs National Park, with its green rolling hills and iconic views. Visit award winning vineyards and taste some of England’s finest sparkling wines. Whatever your adventure, experience it all in West Sussex. Read more here.
Cuckmere Haven. Credit: SCM Photography
Come to beautiful East Sussex for green hills, wow-factor white cliffs, vibrant seaside resorts, historic castles and iconic galleries, theatres and works of art. Visit our enchanting gardens, taste our home grown food and drink and don your imaginary armour for days tracing 1066 dramas to abbeys and battlefields. Read more here.
Leith Hill. Credit: John Miller
Explore Surrey’s spectacular landscapes of steep wooded hills, rolling chalk downlands and river valleys. Visit the vibrant market towns and idyllic villages and enjoy the award winning vineyards and historic houses and gardens. Experience outdoor adventures in the spectacular Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover Leith Hill Tower, South East England’s highest point and the network of walking trials and cycle routes in England’s most wooded county. Read more here.
Penshurst Place. Credit: Jigsaw Design & Publishing
Welcome to West Kent. With historic towns and villages, set in a magnificent Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, West Kent is the best of town and country. Located just 40 minutes from London, there is so much to explore and experience; world famous gardens and historic houses, to boutique shopping, and restaurants serving local produce from the Garden of England. Read more here.