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Destination: Brighton Tours

Beach party central and gay capital of Britain
Region: South East England
Pronounced: bry-ton
Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day
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Brighton, South East England

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!

Local Activities
Brighton Royal Pavilion
Brighton Royal Pavilion
Royal PavillionThe Royal Pavilion 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.
The Brighton Dome
Royal PavillionThe Brighton Dome consists of the Dome Concert Hall, Corn Exchange & Pavilion Theatre. With a year round live misic programme of modern, jazz, classical and world, theatre and dance, and it's recent major renovation, it is the south's leading venue.
The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Brighton Music and Art Gallery
Royal PavillionThe Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has undergone a recent regeneration and now has  some dynamic and innovative galleries - including fashion and style, 20th century art and design, and world art.
Penny Arcade Museum
Penny Arcade Museum
Royal PavillionThe Penny Arcade 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.
Brighton Marina
Royal PavillionBrighton Marina has plenty of shopping, quayside bars and restaurants, leisure, fishing and sailing, offering something for all the family.
Hove Lagoon
Royal PavillionHove Lagoon offers water sports and a range of courses and taster sessions are on offer, in a safe, controlled environment.
What can I see in the area?
Devils Dyke
Royal PavillionDevils 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.
Ditchling Beacon
Royal PavillionFrom Devils Dyke you can walk 5 miles to Ditchling Beacon. The chalk downland makes for a rich array of plantlife and is also home to a great many birds including skylarks, warblers and yellowhammers.
Royal PavillionDitchling 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.
Seven Sisters Country Park
Royal PavillionThe 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.
South Downs National Park
South Downs National Park
Royal PavillionThe South Downs National Park, covering an area over 1600 square kilometres, offers an area of protected countryside that everyone can visit and enjoy. Activities include walking, mountain biking, horse riding and paragliding.
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass
Hudson Heritage Explorer Pass
This is a great base for exploring:
Arundel, Hastings, East Sussex
Transport options in this area: 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.
"There is a phrase: 'the sweet smell of success'. And I can only tell you, I've had 2 experiences of that and it smells like Brighton." Laurence Olivier
Hastings Hastings Chichester Chichester
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