Brighton prides itself on its reputation as a cultural and environmental powerhouse. It remains a culturally vibrant destination and one of the most popular places to visit in England, especially in summer. This post will refer to the must-visit places in Brighton for tourists to explore.
Must-Visit Places in Brighton
1. Royal Pavilion
As a stylish 20-something, the Prince Regent first came to Brighton in 1783 and before long he was spending so much of his leisure time at the town that he commissioned a seaside palace. The architect was John Nash, also known for London’s Regent Street and Buckingham Palace.
The initial palace was Neoclassical, but in 1815, not long before he became King, George ordered Nash to redesign the building to reflect his taste for the oriental.
With its onion domes and minarets, the marvelous Royal Pavilion could easily be mistaken for a mosque.
2. Brighton Palace Pier
No trip to the seaside would be complete without a visit to a pier, with its amusement arcades, joke shops, and fish-and-chip stands. Thanks to its decorative ironwork and majestic setting, Brighton’s Victorian-era Palace Pier is undoubtedly one of the country’s most attractive landmarks.
Jutting out to sea like the upper deck of a steamship on spindly iron legs, Palace Pier is the sole survivor of the town’s three original piers. Built-in 1891 and stretching some 1,700 feet from shore, it has lost none of its appeals.
In addition to its dining and shopping, the pier also boasts other fun things to do, including state-of-the-art thrill rides and game arcades.
3. Pavilion Gardens
Not to be outdone by the shadows of spires and onion domes, the promenade winding through the Royal Pavilion and its neighbor the Brighton Dome is worth a stroll any day of the year but is most resplendent in the spring and early summer. The Pavilion Gardens regularly plays host to a variety of events, including small outdoor concerts and horticultural shows, and there’s even a small café on the fringes, so you can enjoy a coffee in this idyllic setting.
This is one of the must-visit places in Brighton you must explore.