Photos: Southeastern England

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In southeastern England, it’s often easy to forget how close you are to the enormous London metropolis. The rolling green hills of this classic English countryside are populated by impressive castles and medieval towns. It’s only that endless stream of giant lorries speeding along the main roads to and from the ferry at Dover that break the spell of the ‘Garden of England.’

The white cliffs of Dover starkly mark the barrier between the UK and the rest of Europe and the castles of the region remind you that the countryside may not have always been so calm. Giant cathedrals soar over charming towns and traditional pubs welcome you inside when your weary feet have had enough exploring for one day.

A panoramic view across the moat of Leeds Castle, sometimes called the 'loveliest castle in the world.'

01. A panoramic view of Leeds Castle, sometimes called the ‘loveliest castle in the world.’ (Click for a larger image.)

Leeds Castle in Kent, England.

02. Leeds Castle viewed from across the moat in Kent, England.

A panoramic view of Leeds Castle from the rear.

03. A panoramic view of Leeds Castle from the rear. (Click for a larger image.)

The front entrance to Leeds Castle in Kent, England.

04. The front entrance to Leeds Castle in Kent, England.

Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England.

05. Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England.

The interior of Canterbury Cathedral looking from the choir towards the sanctuary.

06. The interior of Canterbury Cathedral looking from the choir towards the sanctuary.

The ceiling of the Bell Harry Tower in Canterbury Cathedral.

07. The ceiling of the Bell Harry Tower in Canterbury Cathedral.

The stained glass of the West Window in Canterbury Cathedral.

08. The stained glass of the West Window in Canterbury Cathedral.

The gothic arches and tracery of the cloister at Canterbury Cathedral.

09. The gothic arches and tracery of the cloister at Canterbury Cathedral.

The elaborately-ribbed vaults of Caterbury Cathedral's cloister.

10. The elaborately-ribbed vaults of Caterbury Cathedral’s cloister.

A panoramic view of Dover Castle at sunset.

11. A panoramic view of Dover Castle at sunset. (Click for a larger image.)

The striking chalk faces of the White Cliffs of Dover. A recent landslide is visible jutting into the ocean.

12. The striking chalk faces of the White Cliffs of Dover. A recent landslide is visible jutting into the ocean.

The White Cliffs of Dover, part of the British coastline in Kent, England.

13. The White Cliffs of Dover, part of the British coastline in Kent, England.

The nave of Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England.

14. The nave of Rochester Cathedral in Kent, England.

Medieval and Tudor buildings along Mermaid Street in Rye, East Sussex.

15. Medieval and Tudor buildings along Mermaid Street in Rye, East Sussex.

The southern face of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England.

16. The southern face of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England.

The view across the moat to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England.

17. The view across the moat to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England.

The bridge leading to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England.

18. The bridge leading to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England.

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