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Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

1. Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

The Royal Pavilion has a colorful history stretching back 200 years. Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital, and has become an icon of Brighton. In the mid-1780s George, Prince of Wales, rented a small lodging house overlooking a fashionable promenade in Brighton. Brighton was developing from a decayed fishing town to an established seaside retreat for the rich and famous, being close to London, and after George was sworn in as Prince Regent in 1811 he commissioned John Nash to begin the transformation from modest villa into the magnificent palace that we see today. Walk through the lavish state rooms 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.

Brighton: British Airways i360 Ticket

2. Brighton: British Airways i360 Ticket

Enjoy views across Brighton, the South Downs and the Sussex coastline from a fully enclosed futuristic glass pod. Learn about the many area landmarks seen from BAi360, using the free viewing map and free app. Enjoy a drink at the Nyetimber Sky Bar, serving a range of local drinks including Nyetimber, an award-winning sparkling wine. Visit the beach building for the British Airways i360: How it Was Built exhibition. Enjoy a meal at West Beach Bar & Kitchen or West Beach Cafe, or browse the BAi360 shop for a range of gifts and souvenirs, many created by local Brighton artists.

Brighton Zip Line Experience Ticket

3. Brighton Zip Line Experience Ticket

Fly over the seafront and famous beach of Brighton on the longest and fastest zip line on the south coast of England. Climb the impressive spiral staircase to reach the 32-meter high zip line platform. Choose the dual zip line option and race against your friends and family. Reach high speeds as you zip straight into the hull of a boat landing stage on the beach. Avail of the tasty food options, including fish and chips and scampi and mushy peas. If you’re looking for something sweeter, try out the gelateria van, or donuts on slightly colder days.

City Sightseeing Brighton: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. City Sightseeing Brighton: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Brighton is one of the south-coast's most popular resorts, with something for all the family. Take a 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off bus tour to discover the flavor of this city. The Brighton City Sightseeing Tour has a thoroughly entertaining commentary with fascinating facts and figures that even some of the locals don't know. The tour takes in many highlights including the Pier, The Lanes, Royal Pavilion, Marina and the main shopping areas. Red Route: Stop 1 - Palace Pier Stop 2 - King's Road Stop 3 - Grand Avenue Stop 4 - Hove, Palmeira SquareStop 5 - St Anns Well GardensStop 6 - Brighton StationStop 7 - Clock TowerStop 8 - Brighton Pavilion/Old SteineStop 9 - Royal Crescent/Bedford StreetStop 10 - Brighton Marina/Seattle HotelStop 11 - Madeira Terrace

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

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

Catch the train to Brighton from London and climb aboard a luxury minibus on arrival. Journey to 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. 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 to get your first glimpse of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Stop at Seaford Head to enjoy an iconic view of the Seven Sisters, and walk to the coastguard cottages to appreciate the area's beauty in full. Go for a stroll in Rudyard Kipling's gardens in Rottingdean, and then get some free time in Brighton or catch the train back to London straight away.

Brighton: Coastline E-Bike Tour

6. Brighton: Coastline E-Bike Tour

Enjoy an early morning, afternoon or evening "electric" Mountain Bike along the scenic Brighton coastline. Set up your day with a fresh start, ask questions about Brighton and surrounding area so you can get the most out of your Brighton visit. Copy and paste the U Tube Video clip of the cliffs here: https://youtu.be/YphKWTRjIuc If you prefer to self-guide, your guide will show you where to go and provide a short guided route to the seafront to get you going. Take the freedom to please yourself. Fit the correct size bike / helmet and do a quick test ride to make sure your confident. Head to Brighton seafront and ride along to Rottingdean via the British Airways i360 tower and famous piers. The Undercliffs trails provide the perfect ride for the even most inexperienced rider as its flat and smooth. Once arriving in Rottingdean, ride back to the Marina along the top of the cliffs on the dedicated bike path, or for the adventurous and more experienced rider, you can take the off-road coastal trail back to Brighton. The cliff top has an amazing view of the Sussex coastline. If your confident you can take the offroad trail which runs next to the cycle lane. Take on a great way to see Brighton and a good chance to familiarize yourself with the local and surrounding areas and get insights about Brighton from a local. Your most welcome to ride back on your own taking the sites at your own pace.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

7. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your friendly and local driver-guide at the Brighton pick-up point. This ancient landscape is characterized by the rolling chalk hills, created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at the eerily named Devil's Dyke with views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created and see the unique Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Head to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years, offering the largest selection of Sussex produce in its farm shop. Stop for 30 minutes to have a good look around and grab a snack. Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs, passing through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs. Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, measuring 530 feet. Stop at Seaford Head for the iconic view of The Seven Sisters.  Before returning to Brighton, stop in the village of Rottingdean. Stroll through the gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, before transferring back to the city center, arriving back in Brighton at 5:00 PM.

Brighton: City Highlights Exploration Game

8. Brighton: City Highlights Exploration Game

The city game starts at Theater Royal Brighton. It will take you between 2.5 to 3 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at West Pier and surrounds. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Brighton: Walking Food Tour

9. Brighton: Walking Food Tour

Explore Brighton's buzzing streets and alleyways filled with independent stores, bars, and restaurants. Go on an adventure through Brighton's unique food scene and discover some of the iconic sights of the city along the way. Sample delicious treats of English cuisine combined with tastings of food from around the globe in some of Brighton’s most popular and unusual eateries. Learn about Brighton's cultural diversity from your expert guide. Tastings can include English tea, chocolate, beer, pies, crumpets, sausage rolls, cream tea, Belgian fries, exotic street food, and ice cream.

Grand Brighton Bike Tour

10. Grand Brighton Bike Tour

Take a leisurely 2.5-hour bike tour of Brighton to see all the coastal city’s main monuments, with plenty of stops for photo opportunities along the way. Departing from Brighton Rail Station, your guide will lead you through the city’s colorful streets, from the bohemian quarters of North Laine to the opulent Oriental architecture of the Royal Pavilion, with some hidden extras en route that even the guide books miss. Prepare to laugh out loud at quirky tales of Brighton’s yesteryear as you cycle along the smooth bike paths of the beach front and discover the quaint Fishing Quarter. See the handsome Georgian architecture of Brunswick Square and Preston Manor, where the grounds include lovely orchards and gardens. Back at the meeting point, if you’ve developed a taste for biking Brighton, you are free to hire the bike to explore on your own.

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What people are saying about Brighton

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 992 reviews

First time we visited Brighton. This tour is definitely a must see! Lawrence was great, very knowledgeable, knew all the stories behind the attractions! Gave us some very interesting facts and of course the view was spectacular! Visited some lovely villages too with friendly local people. Highly recommend this tour! The Seven Sisters was fantastic and Lawrence knew the best, hidden spots too! Thank you for a great day out! Timi & Rita from Hungary

Despite a cloudy and windy day in Brighton and Seven Sisters, Lawrence never failed to keep our spirits up with his humour and patience. Always happy to share his great wealth of knowledge of the area. My family thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Highly recommended!

This tour was fantastic! Loved the Seven Sisters and just the drive through the countryside getting there. Our guide was wonderful and love the smaller mode of transportation.

A must visit for tourists - very unique architecture and unlike any Royal residences.

Great way to see Brighton, had a fantastic time and met some really friendly people.