Brighton is an iconic seafront city on the South coast of England. Brighton is a vibrant place with an endless list of things to do and places to go. The city bursts with beachfront sports and events, tranquil green spaces, tourist attractions and activities for all the family as well as students, who are a big part of Brighton community. You can find a variety of accommodation possibilities in Brighton: the city base apartments, b&b, boutique hotels, luxury hotels or even very cheap hostels.
1. Brighton Marina
Sea life plays a big part in Brighton. Fresh fish is delivered on daily basis to local restaurants, every weekend you can spot from the beach a group of sailing dinghies, or you can enjoy a run at the seafront and inhale the fresh salty air. In Brighton Marina, you can not only eat a meal overlooking a great number of stunning boats and yachts, you can also learn how to sail yourself. When walking around the Marina, you cannot miss the lines of fishermen trying to catch a dinner.
2. Brighton Pier and West Pier
There are two piers in Brighton. The first is a Victorian pier with various food and drinks outlets, fairground attractions and Palace of Fun arcade. The other pier, the West Pier, had been offering regular tours until the structure suffered serious partial collapse during storm in 2002. In 2003 the West pier caught fire and fire fighters could not save the building from a total destruction because of the collapsed walkway preventing them from reaching it. The cause of the fire remains unknown, however, the arson was suspected by either local residents who objected to a new development on the sea front, or the competition of the lucrative Palace Pier.
3. Royal Pavilion
The exotic Royal Pavilion, Brighton’s very own palace, was sold to the city in 1850 for just £53,000! The spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) was transformed by John Nash between 1815 and 1822 into one of the most dazzling buildings in the British Isles. The Pavilion houses furniture and works of art include original pieces lent by HM The Queen and a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt. Residents of Brighton & Hove can enjoy half price admission to the Royal Pavilion all year with proof of identity.