BRIGHTON – A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX
Brighton, because of its relaxing, beautiful and interesting surroundings, is one of the best places to relax and obtain a high standard of care.
It has been considered a city for rest, convalescence and the healing benefits of sea air since at least the 18th century. Its environment is positive to recovery.
Since Regency times Brighton has enjoyed a reputation as an attractive city of relaxation, charm, style and eccentricity and it is still full of surprises. The city offers a very interesting cocktail with fascinating history, arts and entertainment, the sea used by bathers and in some areas anglers, a beautiful beach which is miles long, historic guided walks, the Sea Life Centre, the Royal Pavilion, boat trips, many good restaurants and good hotels as some of its ingredients. It is also only a few minutes’ bus or car ride to the Sussex Downs.
Brighton is a very busy and popular city by the sea. Despite this it is also a quiet restful place to visit. There are many beautiful parks and squares to sit or walk in, relax and let time pass by. If one loves to go for walks, there are lots of seafront, city and countryside walks in and around Brighton, as well as guided walks.
Some great attractions in Brighton
- The Royal Pavilion is one of the most exotically beautiful buildings in the British Isles. Built for King George IV, the Pavilion was also used by William IV and Queen Victoria. Originally a farm house, in 1787 architect Henry Holland created a neo-classical villa on the site. It was transformed into Indian style by John Nash between 1815 and 1823.A £10 million restoration scheme has returned the palace to its full Regency splendour inside and outside with lavish decorative schemes. It is well worth a visit which is taken at one’s own pace. There is the Queen Adelaide tea room!
- Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is a state of the art visitor attraction with dynamic and innovative new galleries.
- The Sea Life Centre is billed as the most amazing and most wonderful aquarium in the world. It combines the splendour of Victorian architecture with an amazing menagerie of marine life habitats. There is fun for all the family, with a full program including talks, feeding displays and demonstrations.
- Boat trips leave from Brighton Marina. There are Harbour, Sea and Pier trips (weather permitting). These last for approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes depending on the trip taken. Enjoy a relaxing journey down the picturesque canal and pass through the lock system into one of the largest man made Marinas in Europe. Imagine the scene…sea breezes, the setting sun (evening cruises), panoramic views, great music. It’s relaxing and certainly different!
- There are several theatres and five cinemas. The Komedia hosts regular comedy nights (laughter is a wonderful tonic!) alongside its music and theatre programmes. There is also a wealth of leading international artists at the redeveloped Dome Concert Hall.
- Relax, let someone else do the driving, while you sit back and enjoy the scenery. Take the 77 bus to Devil’s Dyke and explore its dramatic and historic scenery. Once there you can go for a gentle walk, an exhilarating walk, or just sit and enjoy the view.
- For a seafront walk, try all or part of the beautiful undercliff walk from Brighton Marina to Saltdean, or stroll from Hove Lagoon towards Hove’s West Pier
- If you have transport, then you may also want to visit Ditchling Beacon, the Jack & Jill Windmills, Stanmer Park, Arundel Castle, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens or Lewes Castle.
One of the most interesting and relaxing ways to see Brighton is in an open top Tour Bus with tour highlights such as Regancy Brighton, The Royal Pavillion, The Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange, The Lanes, the Seafront and Marina.
For more information please contact Visitor Information Centre at Bartholomew Square on 0906 7112255 (calls cost 50p a minute)
For more information go to www.visitbrighton.com