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Evening at the Brighton Pier Fun Park UK
Evening at the Brighton Pier Fun Park UK
Brighton Pier UK. Photo by Jenni Ahonen
Brighton Pier UK. Photo by Jenni Ahonen
Tidy Street. Simon Carey, Geograph.org.uk
Tidy Street. Simon Carey, Geograph.org.uk
Western Road Shopping. Photo Simon Carey
Western Road Shopping. Photo Simon Carey
Blaker Street, Brighton. Photo Simon Carey
Blaker Street, Brighton. Photo Simon Carey
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Filipe Samora
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton. Filipe Samora
Church Street, Brighton. Photo Voice of Hassock
Church Street, Brighton. Photo Voice of Hassock
Petanque, Brighton Beach. Photo Simon Carey
Petanque, Brighton Beach. Photo Simon Carey

Brighton Information

Brighton is a wonderful little seaside resort on the south coast of England made popular and famous in the late 1700’s by the patronage of the Prince Regent and soon to be King George IV. So enamoured was the royal visitor by this quant little town that he built the Royal Pavilion, a holiday home if you like for visits by the royal family, it earned the region the nickname, ‘London by the Sea’.

Originally famous for its two piers, the West Pier and Brighton pier, known as the Palace pier, the area is now known as Brighton Artists Quarter. Nestled in the Victorian fishermen’s huts along the shingle beach is an array of small art galleries and studios where local artists and designers ply their trade and where visitors can purchase original works of art throughout the year.

The rail link to London and its close proximity to the Capital increased Brighton’s popularity as a major day trip centre and it was not long before major developments added halls and conference centres for festivals and business conferences.

It is also the town made famous in the movie, ‘Quadrophenia’ with superstars such as Sting, Leslie Ash, Toyah Wilcox and Phil Daniels with music by ‘The Who’.

A visit to Brighton means a visit to ‘The Lanes’ where you will find an assortment of small shops selling everything from fine bone china to seaside curios. It is like a street market in shops and one of the most popular attractions in the town. Other things to see and do include visiting the Royal Pavilion and Gardens, The Palace pier, where the fun fair rides seem to fly out over the sea adding to the excitement. and Volks Electric Railway running between the pier and Brighton Marina.

With Museums, the Fun Fair, over 300 pubs, numerous Restaurants, Cafes, Safe Beaches and Swimming areas, Brighton is perfect for a family summer vacation where the adults can relax as much as the kids.

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Preston Streetview to Ocean, Brighton. Simon Carey, Geograph.org.uk
Preston Streetview to Ocean, Brighton. Simon Carey, Geograph.org.uk
Aerial View of Brighton Beach and Township. Photo by Bojan Lazarevic
Aerial View of Brighton Beach and Township. Photo by Bojan Lazarevic