Whether you’re visiting for a day or a long weekend, the seaside resort of Brighton has everything you need to make memories that will keep you smiling for years to come. One of the best bits of this East Sussex city has got to be the seafront. When you take a stroll along the promenade you will pass bustling cafes and bars, as well as a handful of galleries in the Artists’ Quarter.You can soak up the sun on the beach, take a dip in the sea or try your hand at watersports and sailing if you’re looking for a thrill. To get a real taste of seaside fun, you should visit the famous Brighton Pier. Built in 1899, this landmark will help you relive your childhood.
You can spend hours on the slots, ride the dodgems to your heart’s content and eat as much candyfloss and popcorn as you like. If you want to turn your trip to Brighton into a romantic break, you could even get married at the pier, as it licensed for weddings. The seafront is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what you can see and do in the city. The Royal Pavilion should be high on your list of sights to see, as it is one of Brighton’s most distinctive icons. Built between 1787 and 1823, and designed in the style of the Mughal Empire, the pavilion contains an abundance of treasures. Highlights include flying dragons, a gilded banqueting room and handpainted Chinese wallpaper.
Inside the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery you’ll find a diverse collection of pieces, ranging from Egyptian artefacts to seaside memorabilia, as well as fascinating pieces of British post-war art. You can also shop until you drop, as the main retail centre alone has more than 70 shops. There’s a plentiful high street lined with well-known names and unique boutiques to find gifts for yourself, as well as friends and family. When choosing your accommodation, you’ll want to be as close to the seafront as possible. That’s exactly where you’ll be if you choose to stay at the Hotel du Vin and Bistro. Here you’ll be able to dine, drink and sleep in exquisite surroundings, no matter how long you plan to stay.