Brighton Journals

Brighton and nearby

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A travel journal to Brighton by MagdaDH_AlexH

Brighton Pavillion Photo, Brighton, England More Photos
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To be beside the seaside: Go to Brighton

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Brighton Pavillion Photo, Brighton, England
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We lived in Brighton for about five months in the late 1990s, in fact we got married in Brighton, in the registry office not a bouquet's throw from the wonderful, extrovert, mock-Oriental glory of the Brighton Pavilion. Alas, being poor as registry office mice we had never made it inside, and thus I only know the lavish interiors of that amazing building from photos. Still, it's almost certainly worth visiting if you can afford the exorbitant fees being charged (it is now 10 GBP to enter the Pavilion, it was 5 all those years ago - I still remember, but a fiver then was easily as much as a tenner is today) as much for the artistic and historical interest, as for the connections to the Regency romance...Read More

The Lanes

Attraction | "I must be abnormal but I didn't like it"

The Lanes Photo, Brighton, England
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I sometimes think I come from a completely different planet than all other people out there, but I have to say that, despite all the good reviews, one place in Brighton I would avoid is the small shopping district called the Lanes (or The Laines as the local spelling would have it). In my opinion it is a totally over-hyped and over-priced collection of stores that tries very hard to be interesting and ''quirky''. Yes, there are some places here that, if you live in Brighton or the area, you might have a genuine need for, for example bookshops and vinyl record shops; and there are cafes and eating places which is a nice thing for weary legs. But overall I really think the place ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 21, 2012

The Lanes
East Street
Brighton, England

Beachy Head

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Attraction | "The White Cliffs of Eastbourne"

Beachy Head Photo, Eastbourne, England
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Those of you that read my travel articles or the blog with any regularity have probably realised that I have a particularly enthusiastic response to the coastal landscapes, from the white sandy beaches that remind me of my native Polish coast to the rocky, rugged and cliff-formed shores that constitute some of the best coastal landscapes of Britain, and pretty much anything in between. The south coast of England is well known for its chalky cliffs, of which the most famous are the White Cliffs of Dover, a veritable and venerable icon of the country (we lived for two years less than two miles from those!). Possibly even more impressive, though, are the white chalk cliff faces that grace t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2012

Beachy Head

Near Eastbourne, England
+44 1323 728060

South Downs

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Attraction | "Green and Pleasant Land"

South Downs Photo, East Sussex, England
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The South Downs is a range of hills stretching east-west between Hampshire and Eastbourne in East Sussex; north of the southern English coast. They reach the maximum height of 270m above the sea level and are the focus of a new national park (that also incorporates the chalky cliffs of Beachy Head and Seven Sisters, covered by a separate article).The South Downs are not serious hills for climbing by any means, but they provide very enjoyable walking environment that is within easy reach of the London conurbation as well as the seaside towns of the South Coast. The South Downs Way runs along the hills and some stretches of the coast, but there are many paths and tracks that criss-cross the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 22, 2012

South Downs
Park stretches from Eastbourne to Winchester in Hampshire
Brighton, England BN

Arundel Castle

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Attraction | "Howards' Castle"

Arundel Castle Photo, Arundel, England
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Arundel is a small village in the county of West Sussex near the south coast of England. Its main claim to fame, and chief visitors' attraction of the whole area is Arundel Castle, a medieval castle still owned and inhabited by the The Dukes of Norfolk family, but open to visitors seasonally. It was founded by Roger de Montgomery on in 1067, damaged in the English Civil War and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries.There are three levels of admission charges, one that allows access to the gardens and chapel, the next one that adds the Keep, and then two more that admits the visitors inside (main rooms or bedrooms as well). We visited before the current system was introd...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 21, 2012

Arundel Castle

Arundel, West Sussex, England BN18 9AB
+44 (0) 1903 882173