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Brighton


Brighton is a town on the South coast of England in the UK, that together with its neighbor, Hoveforms the city of Brighton and Hove. As of 2007, Brighton itself had an estimated population of 155,919, with perhaps as many as 480,000 people living in the conurbation centered on Brighton.

Brighton has been a health resort since the 18th century, a popular seaside destination for visitors from London and the rest of the Southeast England, since the building of railways in the mid 19th century.

There are many hotels, restaurants and entertaint venues in Brighton, and also an active gay scene (the city has been described as the "gay capital of Britain"). Brighton also a pier, and a Royal Pavilion, the latter having been constructed in an Indo-Saracenic style as a royal residence (it is no longer used for this purpose) for the Prince Regent (who was later to become King George IV).


Key Facts about Brighton


Royal Pavilion:
Here are some facts about Brighton:
  1. Brighton is a town on the South coast of England.

  2. The town has been a health resort, associated with sea bathing, since the 18th century.

  3. After completion of a rail link to London, Brighton became a popular tourist destination, especially for day-trippers from London.

  4. The seafront at brighton has a pebble beach, as well as numerous restaurants, bars, amusement arcades, nightclubs, and sport facilities.

  5. Brighton is home to the second largest annual arts festival in the UK (after Edinburgh. The Brighton Festival is held in May of each year, and incorporates processions and parades, outdoor events, theatre, music, and visual art displays.

  6. The Brighton Fringe, a fringe performance festival runs alongside the Brighton Festival.

  7. Brighton has a significant LGBT community, and is sometimes known as the "gay capital of Britain", or the "gay capital of the South" ( Blackpool is consider the gay capital of the North).

  8. Brighton is also a key media center, especial of digital and "new media". Because of this, Brighton has sometimes been referred to as "silicon beach".


Attractions and Places of Interest in Brighton


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Books about Brighton


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Brighton Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Brighton, England (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Margaret P. Hammond

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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 1,900 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 102 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 97 Cuisine Types. "TOP 450 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Botanic Gardens, Sports Clubs, Bowling, Pool Halls. "TOP 450 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

The Brighton Road: The Classic Highway to the South

By Charles G. Harper

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The Brighton Road: The Classic Highway to the South
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A self illustrated travel guide at the turn of the 20th century of one of England’s most famous and well traveled roads, it’s conveyances and sights and scenes. Discover the work it took to create an early travel guide, the documentation, the suppressed opinions and the well told tales of travel. Includes a brief biography and bibliography. Annotated and footnoted.

Brighton Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Brighton, England (City Travel Guide 2017)

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Brighton Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Brighton, England (City Travel Guide 2017)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 1,900 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 102 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 97 Cuisine Types. "TOP 450 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Botanic Gardens, Sports Clubs, Bowling, Pool Halls. "TOP 450 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Brighton Travel Guide 2016: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Brighton, England (City Travel Guide 2016)

By Margaret P Hammond

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Brighton Travel Guide 2016: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Brighton, England (City Travel Guide 2016)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 1,900 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 102 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 97 Cuisine Types. "TOP 450 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Botanic Gardens, Sports Clubs, Bowling, Pool Halls. "TOP 450 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Brighton Travel Guide 2015: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Brighton, England (City Travel Guide 2015)

By Margaret P. Hammond

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Brighton Travel Guide 2015: Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and Nightlife in Brighton, England (City Travel Guide 2015)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 1,900 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 102 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 97 Cuisine Types. "TOP 450 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Parks, Churches, Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Botanic Gardens, Sports Clubs, Bowling, Pool Halls. "TOP 450 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Pubs, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Karaoke, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Comedy Clubs, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Time Out Shortlist Brighton

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Brighton has long enjoyed its reputation as an energetic and free spirited beach community, further enhanced by the sheer number of pubs in town (over 300 at last count). It also hosts the second largest arts festival in the UK, after Edinburgh. While there are numerous museums and shopping choices, the seaside is the main draw.


 
 
 

 
 
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