Brighton Culture & history

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Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

1. Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

Join a tour of Brighton's Royal Pavilion, the most iconic building with an admission ticket. Learn about its colorful history stretching back 200 years while visiting the preserved rooms, gardens, hospital, and more. Immerse yourself in history at the Brighton Royal Pavilion. Tour a landmark that has served as a civic building, a First World War hospital, and more. Take a stroll in the landscaped gardens, walk-in royal footsteps in the many preserved rooms, and admire a huge number of royal artifacts. Make your way through the lavish staterooms on the ground floor including the banqueting room, the music room, the magnificent recently restored saloon, and the great kitchen. Explore further rooms upstairs, including Queen Victoria's bedroom. Learn about the use of the building as a military hospital for Indian soldiers during the first world war.

From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

2. From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

Join a small group tour to South Downs National Park and see the white cliffs of the coast from London. You will visit the Devil's Dyke, Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head, and more on a guided tour.  Catch the train to Brighton from London and climb aboard a luxury minibus on arrival. You will reach the beautiful South Downs and marvel at the rolling hills created over thousands of years by grazing animals. Visit Devil's Dyke to appreciate the view across the lowland weald, and learn how the landscape was formed before making your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines, or cider from Sussex. Middle Farm will be the lunch stop where the quaint tea rooms serve light lunches, snacks, coffee, or tea. Continue along country lanes to Seven Sisters Country Park to see the Neolithic carving of the Longman of Wilmington. Go for a walk to Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white cliffs before traveling to Birling Gap to look at the dramatic coastal erosion and get your first glimpse of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Stop at Seaford Head to enjoy an iconic view of the Seven Sisters. Your Guide will take you on a walk around the headland to get the best views of the cliffs and stunning scenery.

From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

3. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

From Brighton: Oxford, Windsor and Eton Full Day Trip

4. From Brighton: Oxford, Windsor and Eton Full Day Trip

In the morning, visit Windsor where 900 years of royal history awaits. Rnjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town and see what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. If you see the royal flag flying, it means the Queen’s at home. Visit historic Eton, home to Britain’s most famous public school, where 18 former British prime ministers once studied. Continue to the oldest and arguable the most famous university city in England. The university is spread across the town centre among 39 separate colleges ranging in age from 50 to over 600 years. See Christ Church, the grandest and most popular of all its Colleges. Founded nearly 500 years ago it has educated many big names, was used for scenes in the Harry Potter films, and is home to the smallest cathedral in the country. During the tour you'll hear stories about Oxford’s famous students like Bill Clinton and Lewis Carroll, and get a feel for what student life must be like. In the afternoon you'll have free time to explore this great city at your leisure.

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What people are saying about Brighton

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 70 reviews

This was a great day in Sussex, and a wonderful break from the bustle of London. We enjoyed the small-group experience (15 travelers max) and the un-hurried pace of the tour. We never felt especially rushed through the stops, and you're never in the van for very long. I am not fond of tours where most of the time is spent on the road, so this was a great day! Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable and personable, and Ish, who met us at London Bridge station in London, was also charming and made the process of getting from London to Brighton very smooth. I do wish the tour had included time in Brighton, or at least a drive around the city to see the main sites/attractions. You are invited to stay longer after the tour is over to explore Brighton on your own, which is what I did with my husband. Adam gave us great recommendations for restaurants. Additionally, I left my phone in the van and they took great care in making sure it got returned to me. 5/5 stars. Highly recommend!

The Pavillion is a truly unique architectural marvel. The decorations are spectacular, but the stories behind its use as a royal residence and beyond together with the details of the restoration efforts are fascinating. The staff are very knowledgeable and approachable. It really is the jewel in Brighton’s crown.

Our guide was amazing and knew all of the secret local spots to have the best views! We couldn’t have picked a better activity to do on our last day in England!

A must do!!!! So fun and absolutely beautiful! If you’re in London, this is a must; the best day trip!

So beautiful. Plenty of time to enjoy everything. Adam was awesome and knowledgeable.