The region has a very dense and easy-to-navigate road network.
The M2, M3, M4, M20, M23 and M40 motorways all connect the region, radiating around London from the M25 peripheral road.
Many rural attractions are not served by public transport so driving is essential if you plan on visiting a lot of these.
The Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire, where a legendary king and his soldiers were apparently transformed by a witch into the stone circle that stands today, supposedly come alive at midnight.
In Berkshire, you can try to spot Herne the Hunter, an antlered huntsman who is believed to haunt the forests around Windsor.
And the Devil's Punch Bowl in Surrey has numerous origin tales attached to it, including that the Devil left a massive crater after jumping from neighbouring Sussex and that the bowl was created by two giants fighting.
The Eurostar runs passenger trains from major cities in mainland Europe to Ashford, Ebbsfleet and London St. If you're bringing your car, Eurotunnel offers a vehicle and passenger shuttle service between Calais in France and Folkestone in Kent.
Rail services to and from the rest of the UK are good.