The South East covers nine counties stretching in an arc around London, from Thanet in the south-east to the New Forest in the south-west and to Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes in the north-west. It is a region that is steeped in history, but whose towns and cities buzz with life. Beautiful coastline and breathtaking landscapes form the backdrop to peaceful villages and magnificent stately homes and castles.
What makes the SE a green destination?
The South East has some of the most attractive scenery in Europe, with over 30% of the region being protected landscape – designated as National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). 40% of the region’s area is under some form of protective designation, such as National Park, AONB, Green Belt or Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The region offers unique countryside, coastline and attractive historic cities and towns. It is also working closely with the GTBS to bring a large number and wide variety of tourism businesses under the ‘green accreditation’ banner. The south east has a mild and temperate climate, giving rise to distinct landscapes as well as flora and fauna.
For more information on the South East of England go to http://www.visitsoutheastengland.com