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Romantic city breaks

Steeped in history, yet providing up-to-the-minute shopping, fine dining and a wealth of great attractions, South East England is filled with a fantastic array of cities for perfect romantic breaks.

Whatever your tastes or budget, discover something new with our unique selection of romantic city breaks in South East England.

Windsor

Windsor is famous for its royal connections, in particular the historic Windsor Castle. Windsor combines over a thousand years of history and heritage - all this just a short journey from the centre of London. As well as this, the Royal Borough boasts top notch dining and offers Michelin stars, celebrity chefs and world-class cuisine.

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Oxford

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If you're looking for a cultural getaway or a romantic city break then Oxford is a must. Renowned for its history and heritage, exquisite architecture, and ancient University, Oxford sits at the very heart of this rural county. Take time out to enjoy the county's bustling market towns, discover the film and literary connections or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

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Oxford Spires Four Pillars

Just a short walk from Oxford city centre but in a parkland and riverside setting, Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the buzz of the city along with rural tranquillity. A contemporary four star hotel, built from Cotswold stone, the hotel is decorated and furnished in a classically elegant style. Service is warm and friendly and comes with the attention to detail that is the hallmark of all Four Pillars Hotels.

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Brighton

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Brighton & Hove, one of Britain's liveliest cities, has a bohemian, artistic and eccentric atmosphere that can't be found anywhere else in the UK. Combining the modern with the traditional, Brighton has a heritage that is rooted in the Regency era and is brought up to date with a unique cultural offering.

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Kingston

Kingston upon Thames is a picturesque royal market town on the outskirts of London. With the cities amenities, but with a suburban feel, Kingston is a perfect place for a city break.  Located on the River Thames and a short distance from attractions such as Hampton Court Palace, Wimbledon and Kew Gardens - Kingston is a great base to explore history heritage, arts and culture and a vast amount of shops.

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Portsmouth

Packed with places to visit, miles of waterfront, great shopping, events and entertainment, Portsmouth is the ideal location for a City Break. 

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More City Break Ideas

This website was brought to you by Tourism South East.  For more city break ideas as well as information on other cities in South East England, be sure to visit our Visit South East England website with ideas for days out, things to do and where to stay.