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The neighboring communities of Brighton & Hove combine to offer a perfect English seaside experience. Beyond the beaches and a pier full of attractions, there's also Brighton's Royal Pavilion – a breathtaking19th-century palace that flaunts the city's extravagant side.

Take a stroll down The Lanes to explore its large selection of independent shops, restaurants, and record stores. Brighton is also home to Europe's largest marina, with over a mile of boutique shops, water sports options, and Brighton's very own Hollywood-esque Walk of Fame. For a unique way of getting to the marina, hop aboard the Volks Electric Railway – the oldest of its kind in the world.

During the summer, Brighton Beach is very popular with both tourists and locals – just don't forget a towel to lay over its pebbled shores. Getting around town is easy, thanks to all-day tickets ("CitySavers") for access to an extensive bus network.


From $66 per night

This weekend

From $198 per night

Next weekend

From $196 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.26
Language English
Average weekend price $161 per night
Average weekday price $124 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Brighton is a wonderful city with very friendly people.

February 27, 2024

Brighton is a wonderful city with very friendly people. Many options to eat and explore different cuisines, many places to shop for unique gifts and clothes, and many quirky bars to have a drink at. An amazing city to live and visit on holiday for couples and adults.


Brighton is a great place for a short break even in winter.

February 25, 2024

Brighton is a great place for a short break even in winter. We had two sunny days when we enjoyed walking the length of the esplanade and visiting the Palace Pier for fish and chips and having a go in the amusement arcade. We had two wet days when we could take advantage of the Museum and Art Gallery, the Dome, and shopping in the North Laine - what a great selection of independent traders. The toy and model museum beneath the railway station was a particular highlight. We were spoiled for choice of places to eat well, or just grab a delicious coffee and cake in the Laine.


Brighton is always lively and full of interesting characters.

February 18, 2024

Brighton is always lively and full of interesting characters. I've been to Brighton several times, and I was disappointed this time at how shabby and tired it looks. The streets were littered. Shops in The Lanes had closed and were derelict. A sign of the times I suppose, but very sad.

Maggie United Kingdom

I love Brighton and enjoy being by the sea and also being...

February 17, 2024

I love Brighton and enjoy being by the sea and also being able to eat in lots of different restaurants and peruse quirky shops. Brighton is quite alternative so there is lots to see and do, but it’s also an area with drug problems and there is a seedy feel to it. It’s dirty no matter what time of year you visit.

Denise United Kingdom

A great place to visit with the family.

February 15, 2024

A great place to visit with the family. Offers a great beach and pier with amusements. Other great attractions like the i360, beautiful gardens, shopping with individual shops and high street. They have a huge range of restaurants and bars and a great selection of hotels to stay in. Everything is a reasonable walking distance from the seafront. We look forward to visiting each year.

Kate United Kingdom

Brighton was amazing.

February 12, 2024

Brighton was amazing. I didn't venture into Hove. My only criticism would be that it's very 'hilly' :) LOL. But the shops in the Lanes and North Laines were very individual and quirky; I loved them. The main streets that have the usual high street shops were a little samey. There is a wide range of restaurants for all tastes. However, after a couple of days of vegan fish & chips, sourdough bread, and pastries I was craving mashed potatoes and veg!! I did find a nice-looking pub, The Dorset, serving mash, seasonal veg (?) and a veggie Wellington. Well, the mash was delicious, the seasonal veg was peas and frozen carrots (yuk!) and the Wellington was a pie! So could do better and I let them know it :) I loved my adventures around the Lanes and will go back again.

Debi Hudson-Wylde
Debi Hudson-Wylde United Kingdom

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