Brighton and Hove – Two Stylish Resorts
Brighton, and its neighbour Hove, are two stylish seaside resorts, and a great base for exploring the beautiful Sussex countryside. Historic houses, glorious gardens and picturesque little villages are all just a short drive away.
Only 49 minutes by train from London and easily accessible from the M25 and M23 motorways, Brighton is an ideal choice for a short break by the sea.
The Royal Pavilion
In 1823, King George IV had the Royal Pavilion built to entertain fashionable Regency society. Today, Brighton’s most famous landmark displays the Indian architecture and Chinese interiors that John Nash used to give the Pavilion its unique identity.
The Brighton Sea life Centre is home to over 150 species of fish and other underwater creatures. Hold a crab or stand underwater tunnel as giant turtles and sharks circle overhead.
Stroll along the vibrant Beachfront with its Artists’ and Fishing Quarters, trendy bars and clubs.
After the Royal Pavilion, Brighton’s best known landmark is the Victorian Palace Pier. The pier hosts a range of traditional seaside entertainment including fairground attractions and amusement arcades. There are also two bars, a fish and chip restaurant.
Shop in The Lanes for Antiques and Bargains
Shop for antiques and designer goods in the 17th century Lanes, or browse for bargains in the bohemian North Laine. Check out the big-name stores in the brand new Churchill Square shopping complex or go discount shopping among the millionaire yachts at the Marina.
Enjoy great nightlife, a lively arts scene, plenty of places to stay, over 400 restaurants, a non-stop programme of events, including England’s largest international arts festival in May.
Brighton is an ideal base for touring the Sussex Coast and Downs, the resort of Worthing is only 12 miles to the west and Eastbourne and Beachy Head just over 20 miles to the east. All the attractions of East Sussex and West Sussex including Arundel Castle, The Battle of Hastings site and Chichester Cathedral are less than 75 minutes driving time from Brighton.
Getting to Brighton
From London and the North take the M23 and A23 from the M25. The A27 runs along the South Coast linking Brighton with Southampton, Portsmouth and Eastbourne.
Regular services run from London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. There are also direct services to Southampton, Portsmouth, Eastbourne, Hastings and Ashford International, where connections to Eurostar can be made.
London Gatwick Airport is just 25 miles north of Brighton and is easily reached by both rail and road.
Visit Brighton 01273 290337.