Settlements have existed in the area dating back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient settlement of Brighthelmstone was recorded in the Domesday Book. During the Middle Ages the town developed and grew in importance and during the Georgian period became a fashionable seaside resort. The Royal Pavilion was built in the Regency era and the town's popularity continued to grow. During the Victorian era both the West Pier and Brighton Palace pier were built and tourism steadily grew. Today this bustling city by the sea is packed full of things to see and places to visit .