East Sussex, England
Brighton is somewhere we have visited a few times over the last year since the boy moved down there. On each occasion we have stayed on the Caravan Club site “Sheepcote” which is as the name indicates is at the east end of town. It is in many ways a typical caravan club site with all the normal services (and rules). It is however very well located for visiting Brighton. The marina development with many restaurants as well as Asda and various small retailers is in easy walking distance. There are also several bus routes that pass the entrance, so access to town is fairly easy.
Brighton for me is a lot like a London suburb, but by the sea. Its architecture and streets could easily be mistaken for west London. There are many attractions that are worth a visit.
A great place to start is the Royal Pavilion with its Indian façade, it really does look out of place in the south of England. Take your time to complete the tour, you won’t be disappointed.
Historically Brighton had to piers one is still open and thriving, well worth a walk to the end, particularly at night. Stop and take a look back at the city and all its lights.
From the pier heading west on the Prom take a look at what is below you. Under the prom at the beach side there are many shops and bars as well as a few galleries.
The Lanes is an area of the city that is made up of a network of alleyways and lined with unique little shops, many of them are jewellers, Take time to seek out “CHOCCYWOCCYDOODAH” as different as it sounds/www.choccywoccydoodah.com .
Other things to see are the Sea Life Centre, Volks Railway (near the pier) and the big wheel.
Of course Brighton has more than this and is a place that should on your list. It combines a city break with a coastal break. So something for everyone.