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Down South

From Roman spas to hidden tree houses, you never know what you’ll find in the South of England.

The Roman Baths, Bath

This historic site is one of the most popular attractions in Europe – and for good reason. It’s immaculately preserved, so you can see exactly why the Romans loved spending time here. There are guided tours for those who want to learn the history of the Roman baths, or you can enjoy some T’ai Chi on the terrace.

Roman Baths

Saunton Golf Club, Devon

Fancy a game of golf with a difference? Tee off on 36 holes of championship links golf, each with its own view of the nearby Devon coast. The slick greens and windswept cliffs make for an interesting and challenging course.

Tate Modern, London

London’s museum of modern art is home to more than 70,000 works of art. Make sure to check out

Anywhen by Philippe Parreno, creator of the film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. Anywhen incorporates acoustics, sound, lighting, flying objects and film for an unforgettable experience.

Clifton Observatory, Bristol

High up in the Bristol Downs is the Clifton Observatory, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city of Bristol and panoramic views of the Avon Gorge. But that’s not all it has to offer. The observatory is also home to a fully functional Camera Obscura, installed by artist William West in 1829. The camera projects panoramic views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge. Clifton’s camera is one of only two working Camera Obscuras in England that are open to the public.

Beer Tasting at Shepherd Neame Brewery, Faversham

All this traveling can build up a mighty thirst, so it’s worth stopping by England’s oldest brewery for a guided tour – and of course, a sample of some of the best beer in the country.

The Nest, Devon

Tucked away in the heart of a South East Devon woodland, The Nest is a great base from which to explore the nearby Jurassic Coast and seaside towns – that’s if you can bring yourself to leave your serene surroundings. It’s a cool and quirky treehouse suspended nine metres above the ground in the branches of a large English oak tree. The balcony is perfect for enjoying an al fresco meal, or even just a few evening drinks.