a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


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East Sussex Offers & Links

The city of Brighton and Hove is a popular seaside resort with Regency buildings and a Pier. The beach is ¾ mile from the station and mostly pebbles but there are areas of sand too. The Lanes is an area of narrow streets alleyways with unusual and interesting shops.

Brighton has many bus routes passing the Rail Station, including summer 'Breeze up to the Downs' services, operated by Brighton & Hove. Pool Valley Coach Station is 1 mile from Brighton Rail Station. Brighton & Hove PlusBus tickets are valid within an extensive area from Shoreham-by-Sea to Seaford. |


Brighton Toy and Model Museum (below station)

Collections of toys from the last 100 years, period antique toys, penny arcade games, dolls, puppets and construction toys. The collections of model trains include working model railways in O and OO gauges. Tel. 01273 749494.
Open TWThF 1000-1700, Sat 1100-1700, last admission 1615.

Royal Pavilion ¾ mile

An exotic palace built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV. It mixes Regency style with Indian architecture and interiors inspired by China. Tearoom.
Open Daily 1000-1715 (0930-1745 Apr-Sep).

Brighton Museum ¾ mile

The history of Brighton plus art and fashion galleries. Exhibitions programme.
Open TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1700.

Sea Life Centre 1 mile

The world's oldest operating aquarium dating back to 1872 combining modern displays of many living marine creatures with Victorian architecture. Underwater tunnel. Coffee Shop. Tel. 01273 604234.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1800 Jun-Aug, 1600 Sep-Dec).

Brighton Palace Pier 1 mile

A traditional seaside pier with rides and attractions for all ages. Restaurants, bars and refreshment kiosks. Tel. 01273 609361.
Open Daily, see website for times.

Volks Electric Railway 1¼ miles

The world's oldest operating electric railway, opened in 1883, running for a mile along the seafront. Visitor Centre and Café. Tel. 01273 292718.
Open Easter-Oct, Daily, see website for train times. Visitor Centre open MThF 1000-1600.

Fishing Museum 1 mile

The history of the local fishing industry and Brighton's seafront life from Regency times. Admission free.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (times may vary).

British Airways i360 1 mile

A futuristic glass viewing pod which takes visitors gently up 138m forn 360° views across Brighton and the South Downs. On clear days the Isle of Wight can be seen. Bar and kitchen. Tel. 03337 720360.
Open see website to book tickets.

Brighton attractions map

Booth Museum 1 mile

A natural history museum with many birds displayed in recreated natural settings, butterflies, animal skeletons, whale bones and dinosaur bones. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 01273 292777. Admission free.
Open MTWFS 1000-1200,1315-1700. Sun & BH 1400-1700.

Brighton Booth Museum map