Welcome to Brighton & Hove

Brighton is without doubt Britain’s most colourful and outrageous city. Here burlesque meets contemporary design; grotty hostels share thin walls with kinky boutique hotels; microbrewed ales share bar space with ‘sex on the beach’; and stags watch drag. The city returned the UK’s first Green Party MP, Valentine’s Day is celebrated with unusual gusto, and according to the 2001 census, it has the UK’s highest Jedi population.

The highlight for the sightseeing visitor is the Royal Pavilion, a 19th-century party palace built by the Prince Regent, who kicked off Brighton’s love of the outlandish.

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South Downs and Seven Sisters from Brighton Small-Group

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Devil's Dyke, Brighton, East Sussex, EnglandBeautiful views from the top of the South Downs, find out about these hills and the legend behind the name.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Middle Farm, Lewes, East Sussex, EnglandThis traditional Sussex Farm has been in the same family for generations, a renowned place to buy fresh local produce the farm also contains a farm shop, tea rooms and the national cider collection in it's traditional flint stone barns.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Long Man of WilmingtonAn ancient carving of the human figure in the chalk hills, a mystery to most, come and see one of the man made wonders of the South.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Long Man BreweryA truly local product, the farm brewery uses its own water and barley to brew award wining beer. Stop to take in the sights and visit the shop.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Beachy Head, Eastbourne, East Sussex, EnglandThe highest chalk sea cliff in England, enjoy the views for miles along the coast.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Belle Tout LighthouseEnjoy the views from the Belle Tout Lighthouse back to Beachy Head and along the coast to the Seven Sisters.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Seaford HeadEnjoy the iconic views of the Seven Sisters Cliffs. We will walk around the headland enjoying the views from various angles.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Seaford HeadEnjoy the iconic views of the Seven Sisters Cliffs. We will walk around the headland enjoying the views from various angles.Duration: 1 hour

$34.50 Walking & Biking Tours

Cycling Tour of Brighton City

Offering two departures a day, the first starting at 10:30am and the second starting at 2:30pm, from the meeting point on New Road in the heart of Brighton’s Cultural Mile.The tour will start by getting you fitted on a bike and with a helmet (if you want one). After a little talk on safety and the bikes, start cycling a path along Victoria Lawns and Grand Parade Garden to St Peters Church. On the Grand Tour you will see and hear all about the history of the Royal Pavilion, North Laine, The Lanes, Brighton Dome, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Beach, Brighton Pier, Volks railway, Theatre Royal Brighton, Preston Park, Brighton Wheel, Sea life Brighton, Preston Manor, Fishing Quarter, West Pier and more.A 20-minute break will be taken in the middle of the cycling tour where you can get a lovely cup of tea and cake and if you so wish.

$13.27 Tours & Sightseeing

Only in Brighton Walking Tour

A guided walking tour of Brighton by a professional tour guide. Not a boring history lecture, but a lively, funny and informative introduction which captures the real spirit of Brighton in 80 minutes. Discover: • the secrets of England's most eccentric Royal palace • why George IV was 'Britain's most useless king' • the world's first Body Shop • where Abba won the Eurovision song contest • spectacular street art and graffiti • the city's unusual building material • why Brighton is the 'gay capital of Britain'Suitable for both first-time visitors and people who already know Brighton well. The route is easy walking and covers all the main areas and sights of the city centre.

$18.58 Tours & Sightseeing

Brighton City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 1- or 2-Day Pass

Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. It is home to the iconic Brighton Pier, many popular annual events, a vibrant nightlife and a selection of shopping destinations! On a City Sightseeing bus tour, you will be able to hop-off and explore all the sights that makes Brighton the amazing seaside resort town that it is today – or you can stay on the tour for a full loop and enjoy learning all about it from the bus’ recorded commentary!If you’re visiting Brighton between 17th June – 15th September, you will have access to an amazing three routes with your ticket (Red, Blue & Green Lines). The standard route – the red line -  operates from 30th March to 28th October.Along the red route, you will have access to 12 tour stops that you can hop-on and hop-off at as many times as you like (within the time-period selected at check-out). Explore sights including Palace Pier, home to rides, attractions and plenty of eateries and bars. It is one of Brighton’s most iconic locations and attracts thousands of tourists every year – it’s the perfect day out for all the family. Continue to more wonderful attractions including Brighton Marina, a wonderful shopping destination, where you’ll also be able to admire the sea views from the bus’ open-top deck! Other notable sights along the red route include Imperial Arcade and North Lane – two of Brighton’s finest shopping areas – or hop-off at the Old Steine to explore one of Brighton’s oldest neighbourhoods, dating back to the 18th century!Enjoy more sightseeing along the blue and green lines, including one of Brighton’s important landmarks, Clock Tower, which was built in 1888 to honour Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Passengers can also hop-off and explore the Saltdean Lido, famous for being one of the only public lido’s to still be open in the UK. If you fancy doing some shopping, hop-off at Rottingdean High St or for a peaceful stroll, hop-off at one of Brighton’s most rural areas, Preston Park.Tour Stops:Red Tour • Palace Pier • British Airways i360 • Grand Avenue • Sussex County Cricket • Hove, Palmeira Square • St Ann’s Well Gardens • Brighton, Station • Imperial Arcade • Brighton Pavilion/Old Steine • Royal Crescent/Bedford Street • Brighton Marina/Seattle Hotel • Maderia TerraceGreen Tour • Palace Pier • Clock Tower • Brighton, Station • Devil’s Dyke Hotel • Withdean Stadium/Park & Ride • Preston Park/Preston Drove stopBlue Tour • Palace Pier • Station • North Road • Marine Gate • Rottingdean • Saltdean Lido • Rottingdean, High Street • Woodingdean, Downs Hotel • Queens Park, Pepper Pot

$72.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Brighton to Bath and Stonehenge Full-Day Tour with Admission

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire, EnglandStonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet high, seven feet wide and weighing around 25 tons.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: The Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset, EnglandThe Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. It is a well-preserved Roman site once used for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level.Pass By: The Jane Austen Centre, Bath, Somerset, EnglandThe Jane Austen Centre at 40 Gay Street is a permanent exhibition which tells the story of her Bath experience – the effect that visiting and living in the city had on her and her writing. Austen is one of the greatest writers of the 18th and 19th century with novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. This small museum packs a big punch chronicling the life and times of the famous writer, Jane Austen, plus Regency tearoom.Pass By: Sally Lunn's Museum, Bath, Somerset, EnglandSally Lunns is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the wonderful city of Bath. The historic building is the oldest house in Bath. The kitchen museum shows the actual kitchen used by the young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn in Georgian Bath to create the first Bath bun.Pass By: Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Somerset, EnglandFree public art gallery (though some exhibitions may charge entry) featuring over 1500 paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.Pass By: Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, EnglandBath Abbey is an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s.Pass By: Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, EnglandThe Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath.Pass By: The Circus, Bath, Somerset, EnglandThe Circus is a historic street of large townhouses in the city of Bath, Somerset, England, forming a circle with three entrances. Designed by the prominent architect John Wood, the Elder, it was begun in 1754, completed in 1768, and is regarded as a preeminent example of Georgian architecture.Pass By: Pulteney Bridge, Bath, Somerset, EnglandPulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath, England. It was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the land of the Pulteney family which they wished to develop. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style, it is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides.

$46.44 Cultural & Theme Tours

LGBTQ History Tour in Brighton (semi-private)

An informative and entertaining walk through 200 years, revealing histories which have often been forgotten or ignored. Discover the lives of people who lived in very different times and their tales of bravery and achievement, through changing times and attitudes. All this on a route which takes us from the grandeur of the seafront, through the quaint old Lanes and finishing in the 'gay village' of Kemptown. • tales of Regency Brighton and the Dandies • discover the person who, disguised as a man, became a pioneering doctor 50 years before women were officially allowed to practice medicine • Oscar Wilde's eventful visits to Brighton • a same-sex wedding - in 1923! • lesbian and gay bars in the 1950s & 60s • entertainment stars, including an Edwardian drag king, and Dusty Springfield • the location of England's first Civil Partnership ceremonies • a lesbian diarist from the early 19th century, whose diary has been called 'The Rosetta Stone of Lesbian History' • political protest and activism • the modern 'gay village'