Brighton Visitor information
An Introduction to Brighton and it's Attractions
The west pier is still awaiting renovation but the Brighton or Palace Pier is a memorable attraction of this recently created city. Whilst the largest remnant to visit of the 11th century town is in St Nicholas Church, the Royal Pavilion that was built by the Prince Regent is a memorable visit due to its Indian architecture and Oriental interior design. Each May the city hosts the Brighton Festival, the second largest arts festival in the UK, also the Brighton Fringe festival runs alongside this. Brighton beach is a shingle beach and attracts many visitors. The Brighton dome is a live music venue for all ages.The marina plays host to those who wish to go outlet shopping, visit quayside bars and restaurants, or go fishing and sailing.
Attractions to visit include:
Only In Brighton Unique Walking Tours - A celebration of all that's unique to Brighton
Getting to Brighton
Frequent trains operate from and to Brighton Station. The fastest service from London Victoria takes 51 minutes. Lines from Brighton go to Worthing, Portsmouth and Southampton in the west and via Lewes to Newhaven, Eastbourne, Hastings and Ashford, Kent in the east.
By Coach and Bus
National Express run coaches to Brighton. Countryliner operate regular services to the surrounding areas such as Burgess Hill. Once in Brighton, Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company operates 300 buses. There is also a limited night service.
Gatwick airport is the nearest major international airport to Brighton at 25 miles away.
Brighton is a 45 minute drive from London via the M25 and M23.