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Trains to Brighton

One of Britain's most-loved seaside destinations, Brighton is known for its pier, pavilion and relaxed atmosphere. Just over an hour from London Victoria by train, this coastal city was put on the map in the late 18th century when Prince George decided to make it his home, prompting a wide scale regeneration and surge in population. Now Brighton has nearly 300,000 residents and remains at the forefront of British culture, with a buzzing live music, art and theatre scene.

Popular train routes to Brighton

London to Brighton
Manchester to Brighton
Bristol to Brighton
Nottingham to Brighton
Southampton to Brighton
Birmingham to Brighton
Eastbourne to Brighton
Sheffield to Brighton

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Visiting Brighton

Approximately eight million tourists visit Brighton each year. A large number of these will head straight for Brighton Pier, arguably the town’s best-known landmark. Classic fairground rides including bumper cars and a helter-skelter are situated at the end of the pier, as well as a games arcade for family fun on rainy days.

Sea Life Brighton is another tourist favourite. Devised by the same engineer who built the city’s now-defunct West Pier, the aquarium first opened to the public in August of 1872. Today the aquarium brings ocean enthusiasts young and old face to face with sharks and stingrays and a variety of other marine life.

Architecture lovers will be enchanted by the Royal Pavilion. Commissioned by Prince George, the Pavilion was built in the early 19th century and sold to the town of Brighton in 1850. Nowadays, visitors are able to truly appreciate the building’s Regency design and Indian inspired architecture. The Pavilion also holds a number of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Before you head home, visit Brighton’s famous lanes shopping area. These winding streets are a haven of independent shops and quirky boutiques, making it the perfect spot to source a unique memento of your trip.

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