Brighton

Iconic Brighton is loud and proud. This super-cool south coast town has pebble beaches to be seen on, kitsch boutique shopping and palatial architectural gems. Regency monuments vie for space, from chalky white pavilions with onion domes to regal theatres and clock towers. You can see why cults have been born in this East Sussex town. Follow film noir to the pier for scenes from Brighton Rock, or wander The Lanes to a soundtrack from Quadrophenia. Seafarers can yacht, kayak and powerboat from the marina, while bikers and hikers head inland to the tracks and bridleways over the rolling South Downs.

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May is festival month in Brighton

May is festival month in Brighton

Brighton & Hove kick-starts the festival season with four major festivals in one manic month.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

May events
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Enjoy night time rides in Brighton

Enjoy night time rides in Brighton

Escape the city limits and see the South Downs in a whole new light.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Activities
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Uncover ghostly Brighton

Uncover ghostly Brighton

Brighton is believed to be one of the most haunted cities in England.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Tours and trails
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From the Kissing Policeman to the Kiss Wall

From the Kissing Policeman to the Kiss Wall

Brighton & Hove is an artistic hub with a wide variety of art galleries,the biggest of which is the city itself.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Stroll along the promenade

Stroll along the promenade

Take a seafront walk from Brighton to Hove, starting out at the iconic Brighton Pier, and heading west along the beachfront promenade.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Walking and hiking
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Cool off between games at the beach in Brighton

Cool off between games at the beach in Brighton

Turn your Rugby World Cup trip to Brighton & Hove into a south coast seaside break packed with beach fun, boutique shopping and family entertainment.

Location: Brighton and Hove

Sport
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Climb trees in the Sussex countryside

Climb trees in the Sussex countryside

Forget the 9 to 5; ditch the suit and relive your childhood with Climbing Wild in Ditchling, close to Brighton.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Extreme Sports
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Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

The Volk’s Railway is the country’s oldest electric railway.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Enjoy a swim with the country’s oldest swimming club

Enjoy a swim with the country’s oldest swimming club

Brighton is home to the country’s oldest swimming club, founded in 1860.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Low cost
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Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Everyone will find something old and interesting to peer at here.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Free
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SEALIFE Centre, Brighton

SEALIFE Centre, Brighton

Take a deep breath and see if you can walk through the world’s largest under-sea glass tunnel at SEA LIFE Brighton.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

City
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A long weekend in Brighton

A long weekend in Brighton

A city break by the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches
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Treat yourself at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival

Treat yourself at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival

It’s a case of food, glorious food at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival but don’t miss out on the chance to learn about local produce too.

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Coast
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Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

Enjoy a classic holiday by the seaside

When the sun shines there is only one place to be – beside the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches
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Discover the Lanes and North Laine

Discover the Lanes and North Laine

The Lanes were originally the centre of the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Shopping and fashion
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Ride a bicycle built for two

Ride a bicycle built for two

Hire the elegant Gazelle Balance tandem to explore the cycle-friendly Brighton & Hove.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Cycling
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A royal palace by the sea

A royal palace by the sea

Brighton is home to the spectacular Royal Pavilion, a palace like no other.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Attractions
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See new movies first at CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

See new movies first at CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

You can catch a must-see movie ahead of its release and question the director about what inspired them at the CINECITY Brighton Film Festival.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Culture
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Breeze up to the Downs

Breeze up to the Downs

The stunning South Downs countryside is just a short bus ride away from the centre of Brighton.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Walking and hiking
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Enjoy beach sports in Brighton

Enjoy beach sports in Brighton

Brighton beach is famously full of pebbles, but at Yellowave there is plenty of sand making it the place to go for all kinds of beach sports.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches

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