Southeast England



Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | Check your local public television station for this Rick Steves’ Europe episode or watch it on Arcing along the southeast coast of England, we’ll travel from Canterbury (with its famous cathedral) to Dover (stoutly fortified from Roman times to the Battle of Britain). Then we’ll hike the trails that top the towering chalk cliffs of the South Downs, wander into the beachy resort of Brighton (England’s Coney Island), and push on to Portsmouth, whose naval heritage has left it with the best collection of historic sailing ships anywhere.

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31 thoughts on “Southeast England

  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Why commit suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge, when Beachy Head is perfect? It is a 500-foot drop (twice the GG bridge) and onto land, not water, and they don't even have a protective railing. A fantastic setting to make one's exit.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    "Great Britain is dominated by England", so true, am I right my Scottish, Welsh and Irish friends?

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    What on Earth gives you the idea that the invasion of 1066 is seen as a "good thing"? It is seen as a time of misery and murder inflicted on a peaceful and enlightened people.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    This is my favorite Brighton. 👏👏👏The white lime coastal street of the Strait of Dover. I lived in London. I'm very happy. Thank you very much.👍👍👏👏💝from,japen in toyoko

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    I've lived all around England and though this comment may not be popular I'd have to say the South East is not a patch compared to the rest of England.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    I’m sure this is poisoning my subconscious well I let it play in the background but I don’t care “ push push” one more lap

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    England is beautiful. The countryside is breathtaking. Specially Kent…

    The only problem is the weather 😬😬😬 it constantly rains here and most of the time it’s Cold

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    one thing i noticed was the horrific state of dress in modern times partic among women – appalling and frankly not decent. Thank u for this wonderful series tho, this program was full of important history nuggets. Also could u pls indicate when each of these episodes were filmed – filming dates?

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Sadly one of my friends died at Beachy Head. It's a favourite suicide spot.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    The Church of England is NOT known also as Episcopalian Church. Yes as Anglican. But there are some descendants of the Church of England known as Episcopal. Only a person is an Episcopalian. It is a noun. Episcopal is an adjective.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Thank you for posting this video; I was born in Brighton and have worked there as well as Eastbourne (Beachy Head) as well as many other places in the UK and Italy.
    It was a real pleasure to see my home town and known areas. East Dean is stunning and I have drank their many times with friends.
    I now live in the north west, the Lake District. If you haven’t done footage here you really should – it is magnificent.
    God bless and stay safe and well.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    So the HMS Warrior mere existence kept the piece; like the atomic bombs of today.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Two things rarely mentioned about Bayeaux Tapestry:
    1) The women who made it included themselves shown whilst sewing-it.
    2) it shows Halley’s Comet which was in the sky at the time.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Am i the only one who thinks beachy head has more majestic white cliffs than Dover?

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    10:0010:20 Yeah, sorry, but that's another myth. If you follow the A2100 east from the Abbey, for about 400m until you get to the min-roundabout, then look SE down the hill from there, that's where the actual battle took place.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    2:50 The Roman's didn't land at Dover. Julius Ceasar's first abortive attemp on Britain (55 BC) was on the east Kent coast, probably around Deal/Sandwich. The following year they landed a little further north, at Pegwell Bay, Thanet

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Just got back from Dover Cliffs 👌🏼great place. London,Cornwall ,bath and Stonehenge are my favourites in England.

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  • October 24, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Shame they let brightons other, more beautiful pier go to ruin

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