St Catherine's Hill, Winchester
Topped with the remains of an iron-age fort, this short walk just outside Winchester gives great views across the area.
Established in 2009, the South Downs is England’s newest National Park and is a cluster of fantastic market towns, rolling hills and flourishing ancient forests. The South Downs is famous for its traditional villages and thriving towns of Chichester, Midhurst and Winchester – all packed with history, culture and fantastic architecture.
This National Park is also home to the iconic chalky white cliffs of the Seven sisters and the South Downs way - famous among hikers - stretching the entirety if the National Park. When you visit, don't forget the highlights of Arundel castle, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park and the 270 metres high buster hill – which make fantastic key points of these beautiful downs, and also a feature for it being the most visited in England.
Top five places to stay in the South Downs
The South Downs National Park provides an abundance of rolling hills, busy market communities, attractive wildlife and breath taking views. If you are planning on embarking on a trip to this area, make sure you stay in style with our guide to the top 5 best places to stay.