Brighton Flights and Travel Guide


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Brighton - Introduction

Brighton is one of England’s most spectacular seaside resort towns. It boasts a fantastic mixture of Regency and Victorian architecture that house numerous cafés, and antique and jewelry stores. It is also home to dazzling entertainment venues and an energetic nightlife.

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Brighton - Getting There

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Brighton is very in close proximity to <a href="/flights/cheap-flights-to/london">London</a> and is therefore well served by its airports. <a href="/TravelGuides/AirportGuides/Gatwick-Airport-LGW-London-UK">Gatwick</a> is just 25-minutes away by train.


The A23 is the major highway connecting Brighton with <a href="/flights/cheap-flights-to/london">London</a> and <a href="/TravelGuides/AirportGuides/Gatwick-Airport-LGW-London-UK">Gatwick</a>.

Traffic in the city itself, however, is heavily congested and difficult to drive in.

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Brighton - Activities


During the summer, Brighton’s pebbly beach fills up with tourists and locals willing to brave Britain’s mostly chilly waters.


Explore the countryside

Brighton is surrounded by beautiful Sussex countryside, dotted with castles, country houses, parks, forts and gardens and is well worth exploring. The peace and quiet of these attractions is a perfect complement to the buzz of the city.
The South Downs, due to their exceptional beauty, have recently been awarded National Park status.



The Lanes area features a host of quirky and charming shops where you can hunt out hidden gems and unusual finds.


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Brighton - Attractions

The Royal Pavilion

Address: 4/5 Pavilion Buildings
Phone: +44 (0)3000 290900

This magnificent extravagant palace, boasting exotic oriental architecture both inside and out was built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823. It was intended as a pleasure palace and was highly esteemed by fashionable Regency Society at the time. The Royal Pavilion also houses some of the finest examples of the Chinoiserie style in Britain.


The Lanes

Historic Brighton is characterized by charming winding lanes that host a variety of shops hawking antiques and jewelry, and even fortune telling. There are also numerous cafés, often hosting live performances. At night, the ghoulish Ghost Walks are a favorite with the crowds.


Brighton Pier / Palace Pier

Address: Kings Road

Palace Pier features all the usual seafront arcade attractions. Popcorn and fried fish stalls abound, as do other fast-food venues, and the stores selling toys and souvenirs. The arcade is filled with various gaming machines and the funfair livens up the end of the pier.


Brighton Beach

Brighton beach is a nice pebble beach, immensely popular during the summer, crowded with tourists as well as locals.


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Brighton - Events

Brighton Festival

Date: May
Venue: various

This annual festival is held in May and was founded in 1966. Performances are held at various venues throughout the city, and include events such as the Children's Parade, outdoor spectaculars, pyrotechnic shows, theatre, music, literature and visual arts.


Brighton Festival Fringe

Date: May
Venue: various

Brighton's Fringe is an annual arts show and is also England's largest open-air festival. It takes place during 3 weeks in May and runs alongside the main Brighton Festival. Usually it hosts over 600 events at more than 230 locations so there is a wide variety to suit all tastes.


Artists' Open Houses

Date: May

The festival takes place over the first four weekends during May. It features numerous exhibitions and other events. Over 240 venues open their doors to exhibit works by 1,300 artists. Check the festival website for details.

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