Brighton is one of the UK's favourite seaside holiday resorts and a major cultural and festival centre in the South East. Offering a choice of acclaimed theatres, clubs, independent shops around the Lanes and North Laine, a bustling Pier and seafront, a marina with fantastic waterfront bars and restaurants plus and a year round programme of Festivals, Brighton is where to head for fun packed short breaks or holidays. A historic seaside resort which began life as a small fishing village, Brighton really started to boom from the mid 18th century when crowds began to pour into the town to taste and bath in the therapeutic sea waters. The resort has a real bohemian edge with some stunning regency architecture culminating in the town's jewel - the Royal Pavilion Brighton. Find out about Brighton's rich seside heritage at the free entry Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
The endless family friendly pebble beaches here at Brighton and Hove are flanked by a beautiful seafront promenade with Big Wheel affording spectacular views of the coast. Brighton is famed for its vibrant nightlife and great live music clubs, its boutique shopping districts and and its fun Pier packed with amusements and traditional fairground style rides. The resort has long been a popular destination for weekends away and summer holidays to the Sussex Coast.
Get your bearings and see the City on an open top bus tour or take a guided walk around Brighton's Old town and hear about the city's seaside history from experienced local guides. Spend your days at the beach or exploring The Lanes shopping area before taking in a show at one of the many theatres in Brighton. There is also a varied events programme to enjoy including the annual Brighton Fringe which hosts over 700 performances at the end of May and one of the best Pride events on the European Pride scene annually in early August.