Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Take your seat and enjoy a ride on the country’s oldest electric railway.

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Running for just over a mile along Brighton’s seafront from the Aquarium stop to Black Rock, the narrow-gauge railway is named after its eccentric designer Magnus Volk who built it in 1883.

Once at Black Rock you can either take the Undercliff Walk along the sea wall, or hop on a bus to the nearby village of Rottingdean. This picturesque village was once the home of Rudyard Kipling, and was also very popular with smugglers.

Today the rocky beach is a great spot for searching for sea creatures such as crabs and anemones.

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