The best visitor attractions in Brighton

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Brighton Royal Pavilion ©

Situated on the southern coast of the United Kingdom, in East Sussex, Brighton is the main part of Brighton and Hove, a unitary authority of England. The amazing city is famous for being a major seaside resort of the United Kingdom. The development of Brighton as a health resort dates back in the 18th century.

The major reason for visiting Brighton is the spectacular beach, but there are also other visitor attractions in this gorgeous city. Such attractions are the Royal Pavilion, the Brighton Wheel, the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier, the Brighton Clocktower, it numerous churches and so on. If you visit Brighton on your next holiday and would like to find out which are the best visitor attractions in Brighton, I suggest you to read the following article.

The Royal Pavilion

The amazing former royal palace of Brighton is one of its best-known landmarks. At the beginning of the 19th century it used to serve as the residential palace of Prince Regent. The astonishing palace is famous for wearing the characteristics of Indo-Saracenic architectural style. The interior of the building is spectacular, too, being dominated by Oriental decorations. Today, the Royal Pavilion is a major visitor attraction of Brighton, attracting thousands of visitors every year. It is open every day: from October to March from 10:00 to 17:15 and from April to September from 9:30 to 17:45. (January 2013)

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Brighton Royal Pavilion ©

Brighton Wheel

Another major landmark of the city is its huge Ferris wheel. Brighton Wheel was erected in 2011. Since then it has become a major visitor attraction of the city. It can be found near Brighton Pier, on the East Cliff. Actually it was manufactured in Germany and brought to the United Kingdom in 2011.

Brighton Marine Palace and Pier

It is actually a fantastic pleasure pier which attracts dozens of visitors yearly. There are numerous fantastic attractions on the pier, such as traditional rides like carousels and dodgems, rides for the children and even thrill rides. There are also two amusement arcades: the Dome and the Palace of Fun. As for the food and drink, there are restaurants, bars and food kiosks on the pier. The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is open every day, usually starting from 11:00 until 20:00, 22:00 or even until 23:00.

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier ©

Brighton Clock Tower

Another symbol of the city is the Brighton Clock Tower. Built in 1888, the landmark is situated in the city centre. It was built in Classical style, having some Baroque features, too. The clock tower is considered a “nationally important building of special interest”. Local people bound emotionally to the monument. The clock tower attracts dozens of tourists and is one of the most photographed landmarks of Brighton.

Brighton Clock Tower photosteve101/Flickr

Brighton Clock Tower ©photosteve101/Flickr


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