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The “City by the Sea” has almost everything visitors want, from families with children, historians, sports enthusiasts, hikers and many more.


Brighton Racecourse – A “U” shaped course situated on the “Downs”
Volk’s Electric Railway
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Sealife Centre
Royal Pavilion
Brighton Toy & Model Museum
The British Engineerium
The Lanes
Brighton Marina
Stanmer Park – Large open parkland near Sussex UniversityHove Greyhound Track


Road – Brighton is at the southern end of the A23 the London to Brighton Trunk Road. The A259 road passes along the coastal strip whilst the A27 (the South Coast Trunk Road bypasses the city immediately to the north.

Rail – Brighton Railway Station is the terminus for the Brighton to London Line from the north, the East Coastway Line from the east at Hastings, and the West Coastway Line from the west at Southampton. Other stations in the city are: Preston Park on the Brighton / London Line, London Road, Moulsecoomb and Falmer on the East Coastway Line and Hove, Aldrington, Portslade and Fishersgate on the West Coastway Line.

Brief History

Various objects have been found to suggest Brighton's origins begin as early as 3500BC in Neolithic times. Evidence of Roman inhabitancy around the second century AD has been discovered. The village's first mention in recorded history is as the Saxon village of Beorthelm in the fifth century AD. Brighton was given a charter in 1313 and flourished as a fishing village and by 1580, after surviving some attacks by the French, had a population of around 2500, a good sized market town for the times. The town was devastated by storms and erosion from the sea throughout the early part of the 18th century. It began to grow again later in that century due to the influence of the curative value of seawater on the body. The growth was aided by the fact that the Prince Regent, later King George IV spent a lot of time in the town. On 12th October 1984 a bomb exploded at the Grand Hotel whilst a number of Conservative Party members were sleeping before going to their conference the following morning.

Famous People

Samantha Womack (nee Janus) – Ronnie in EastEnders, born in Brighton.
Nigel Kennedy – Violinist
Max Miller – Comedian, Born & lived there most of his life.
Steve Ovett – Olympic gold medallist, born & raised in the town.
Norman Cook (aka Fat Boy Slim) – DJ, big beat musician and record producer.

Approximate Population

The population was recorded as 247,817 in the 2001 census

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Bartholomew Square, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1JA
Tel: 0906 7112255 (calls 50p per min)

Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3BQ
Tel: +44 (0)1273 292 589

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