Top 5 Things to Do in Brighton

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Planning a long weekend down in Brighton? There is a huge amount to keep you busy in this cool, charming and fun coastal town so it should provide you with everything that you need for a fantastic weekend. Here are 5 of the best highlights to consider.

1. Brighton Pier

The iconic Brighton Pier is a must-visit when you head down to the beach. Here you can play fun arcade games, try out a range of rides, enjoy an ice cream, take in views over the city and out to sea and much more so it is easy to spend a few hours here. It is also easy to access the beach from the Pier so you can easily pick a spot to relax on the beach afterwards.

2. The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is an incredibly striking building which served as the seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV). The stunning Asian-style palace is as impressive on the inside as it is the outside, plus it is surrounded by relaxing gardens which are ideal for chilling out and people watching.

3. British Airways i360

The i360 is a relatively new attraction to Brighton but has quickly become a favourite with tourists and it is easy to see why. The observation tower rises 450 feet into the air with an enclosed glass viewing pod that provides astonishing views across the south coast and out to sea.

4. The Lanes

If you want an authentic Brighton experience then you need to spend an afternoon wandering in the Lanes. This network of narrow lanes a stone’s throw from the beach have a fun, lively atmosphere and are lined by all kinds of cool independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Whether you are looking for vintage clothing, jewellery, records, antiques or just about anything else you are sure to find it somewhere here. The Lanes are easy to reach from the station so this is a good first option if you are getting the train to Brighton.

5. Sea Life Centre

The Sea Life Centre is another major attraction in Brighton and conveniently located opposite the Pier. Here you can discover over 3,500 amazing and majestic creatures in the world’s oldest operating aquarium. This is a particularly popular destination with families because of the excellent facilities which can make for a whole fun day out which people of all ages can enjoy.

Brighton is a fabulous city for a long weekend and there is something for everyone here with the above being just 5 of the main attractions. These are all must-visits during your stay but you are sure to find plenty of other highlights too. Brighton is a unique city and somewhere with a laid-back, friendly and welcoming atmosphere which is why it is so popular with families and somewhere that is ideal for spending a few days when you need a weekend break.