Destination: Brighton

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Introducing Brighton


Brighton has become one of the most vibrant, colourful and creative cities in Europe has often been called 'London by the sea' mainly because of its great nightlife, numerous festivals offer a diverse range of entertainment, while it also has a sophisticated side with a superb arts diary. The Victorian Brighton Pier has plenty of fairground rides, arcades and food options, while the Royal Pavilion is the must see attraction in Brighton. Contrasting Indian architecture with Chinese styled interior and it is one of the most exotically beautiful buildings in Britain. The Lanes offer an eclectic mix of independent shops and boutiques, with its fair share of quirkiness!

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Region: South East England

Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day

More Information: www.visitbrighton.com

What's nearby? Arundel, Hastings, East Sussex

What transport do you recommend? Close to Gatwick International Airport, Brighton is easy to walk and drive around.

Did you know? In the Domesday Book (1066) , Brighton was called Bristelmestune and a rent of 4,000 herring was established.

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Brighton Royal Pavilion

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Brighton's most famous landmark. the Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace that houses furniture and works of art including original pieces lent by HM The Queen and a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt. There's also a tearoom, with a magnificent balcony overlooking the splendid Pavilion gardens.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

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Located within the Royal Pavilion garden, the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has some dynamic and innovative galleries - including fashion and style, 20th century art, design and world art.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Mechanical Memories Amusement Museum

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Located on Brighton Seafront, the Mechanical Memories Museum has a collection of the early penny slot machines that would have graced the arcades decades before there were flashing fruit machines and expensive video games.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Brighton Marina

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Brighton Marina has plenty of shopping, quayside bars and restaurants, leisure, fishing and sailing, offering something for all the family.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Hove Lagoon Watersports

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Hove Lagoon offers water sports and a range of courses and taster sessions are on offer, in a safe, controlled environment.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Devils Dyke

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Devils Dyke is a historic beauty spot on the South Downs just north of Brighton. The large dry valley has been a popular place to visit since Victorian times. Originally an aerial cable-car (Britain's first) brought visitors to the dyke from Brighton.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Ditchling Beacon

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From Devils Dyke you can walk 5 miles to Ditchling Beacon. The chalk downland makes for a rich array of plant life and is also home to a great many birds including skylarks, warblers and yellowhammers.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Ditchling

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Ditchling really is a picture postcard village dating back to Saxon times. The Dichling Museum tells the story of a remarkable village and its community of 20th century artists and craftsmen.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Seven Sisters Country Park

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The Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. You can take a walk along the top of eight cliffs with continuous views of the ocean, and the cliffs themselves as they curve round.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

South Downs National Park

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The South Downs National Park, covering an area over 1600 square kilometers, offers an area of protected countryside that everyone can visit and enjoy. Activities include walking, mountain biking, horse riding and paragliding.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

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