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Top places to visit in (or near!) Brighton

1. Preston Park Rock Garden

Preston park rock garden 3     Preston park rock garden

About the Rock Garden

The Preston Park Rock Garden is a fantastic place to take pictures especially if it snows and even in the summer! It is also a very peaceful place to be at or walk around.

How to get there

You can get to Preston Park by Buses 5A or 5B. Or if you live near a train station you could get a train to the Preston Park station.

2. Seven Sisters

Seven Sister cliffsAbout Seven Sisters

This place is known as Seven Sisters due to the seven hilltops that make up the seven silhouettes of the cliffs. It’s a great place for picnics, fishing as well as canoeing and kayaking.

How to get there

Seven Sisters is located in-between Eastbourne and Seaford. To get there from Brighton you will need to get one of the 13 or 13x Buses.

3. Queen’s Park

About Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park was built in the early 19th century and it was inspired by Regent’s Park in London. When going to Queen’s Park you can see the Pepperpot which was built to be a wind-powered water pump. Through the years it has transformed into many things including an artist’s studio and a local newspaper publishing space.

Queens park pond

How to get there

To get to Queen’s Park from Brighton the quickest way is to get bus 18.

4. The Royal Pavilion

Brighton Pavillion lit upAbout the Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion is one of the main icon’s of Brighton. It was first built for King George the IV as a palace. During the first world war however, it served as a hospital.  Inside you will find vintage furniture and portraits. The Royal Pavilion has many rooms including the banquet room, the music hall, and many more. So if you are interested in or a fan of history visiting the pavilion should be one of the first places to go to when first coming to Brighton.

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The pavilion is located in Old Steine where all buses eventually pass by since it’s the town’s centre.

5. Town’s Centre

About the Town Centre 

The Town’s Centre is where you will find everything. There is Churchill Square which is the shopping centre. There is the North Laine and South Lanes where you will find different kinds of local shops and local restaurants. And you could easily get to the Brighton pier and the seafront from the centre too.

Brighton town centre

How to get there

All buses pass through the town centre.

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Elaf Shams-Ul-Haq • 1st October 2020

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