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Southeast England - Ruins and Other Historic Sites

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Google Map of Southeast England

Links are given in the text below to maps on the Multimap website; this will initially display an extract from the local Ordnance Survey map zoomed in to the place of interest; you can zoom in and out, see other local points of interest and also switch to other map formats if you prefer; there are also links on the map to Wikipedia articles on other nearby places.

Key

Places where members of certain organisations get free or reduced price admission:

Star-ratings in prominent guide books:

Castles, Forts, Villas and Abbeys

Deal Castle, Kent (EH) (J*) (Multimap)
One of a chain of coastal defence castles built in the reign of Henry VIII.

Dover Castle, Kent (EH) (J**) (Multimap)
One of England’s greatest castles. The walls contain a Roman lighthouse and as one of the oldest churches in the country as well as the great castle keep. This has recently been redecorated in 12th century style.

Lullingstone Roman Villa, Kent (EH) (J*) (Multimap)
The building which protects the Roman remains has recently been redeveloped. There are fine mosaics and some of the earliest Christian paintings.

Richborough Roman Fort, Kent (EH) (Multimap)
The entrance port to Roman Britain.

Rochester Castle, Kent (EH) (J*) (Multimap)
One of the greatest Norman keeps in England; climb to the top for a panoramic view.

St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent (EH) (Multimap)
The ruins of the abbey founded by St Augustine.

Upnor Castle, Kent (EH) (J*) (Multimap)
Set in a pleasant water-side village looking over to Chatham dockyard, this fort watched the humiliating defeat of the English navy by the Dutch in the 1660s.

Farnham Castle Keep, Surrey (EH) (Multimap)

Battle Abbey, East Sussex (EH) (J***) (Multimap)
Remains of the abbey built at the site of the Battle of Hastings.

Bayham Abbey, East Sussex (EH) (J*) (Multimap)
One of the most impressive abbey ruins in southern England.

Bignor Roman Villa, West Sussex (Multimap)
Fine mosaics.

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex (NT) (J***) (Multimap)
Fine ruined castle in most beautiful setting.

Camber Castle, East Sussex (EH) (J*) (Multimap)
Built in the reign of Henry VIII to protect the port of Rye.

Cowdray Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex (J*) (Multimap)
Impressive ruins of Tudor castle.

Fishbourne Roman Palace, near Chichester, West Sussex (J*, F***) (discount for EH members) (Multimap)
Remains, including impressive mosaics, of one of the greatest known buildings of Roman Britain.

Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex (J**) (Multimap)
Magnificent moated brick castle (visit the gardens and grounds only).

The view from Lewes Castle keep

The view from Lewes Castle keep

Lewes Castle, East Sussex (AF) (Multimap)
Ruins dominating the hill-town.

Pevensey Castle, East Sussex (EH) (J*) (Multimap)
Impressive remains of medieval castle with Roman origins.

Michelham Priory, East Sussex (J**) (G*) (Multimap)
Historic house built on site of medieval priory.

Resources

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ST Google Map - Southeast England: Interactive, annotated map of southeast England. Satellite views available.

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