Saturday, March 30, 2019

Brighton

Brighton Seafront

The city of Brighton in East Sussex is a seaside resort on the south coast. This colourful and  vibrant city is packed with narrow lanes and quaint shops and restaurants The seafront stretches along the coast with landmarks such as the marina, the Palace Pier and remains of the West Pier. Set back from the seafront is the impressive Royal Pavilion, built in 1787 as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales who later became the The Prince Regent and king George IV. Neighbouring Hove is the home of Sussex County Cricket Club and Brighton and Hove Albion football club is situated on the outskirts of the city in Falmer. Sitting on the edge of the South Downs Brighton is a popular tourist destination and is the perfect place to explore the surrounding countryside, visit the shops in the lanes and stroll along the beach. 

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 .


Palace Pier

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