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Brighton's Top 5 Tourist Attractions

Brighton lies on the South Coast of England, and is one of the most popular seaside resorts within Great Britain. With so much to see and do it is easy to see what attracts tourists to this vibrant city.

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Brighton Pavillion

Brighton Pavillion

It is the image that adorns many a seaside postcard and one that associates the city with this grand old building more than any other. It was the extravagant holiday dwelling of the opulent Prince Regent at the start of the 18th Century. The palace is a mecca for tourists to the location and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Renovations are on-going, to make sure the lavish décor doesn’t fall into ruin or disrepair. From Indian temples to Chinese dragons, the inspirations for the Pavilion are wide spread and all transpire into one huge cacophony of mesmerising architecture. Attached to the museum, the Pavilion has a super gift shop, and it’s very own concert hall, the Dome. Furthermore, during the winter months, the gardened area of the Pavilion is transformed into a popular ice rink, which many enjoy a skate on, along with music and refreshments.

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Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

Brighton once boasted two grand piers – the Palace Pier and the West or Chain Pier. The West Pier is sadly now just a burnt out shell which sits a hundred yards out to sea. Fires have torn out this once thriving Victorian destination, and so the Palace pier is the only surviving pier left. It has free entry and contains a mixture of entertainments, arcades, refreshment stalls and restaurants. There are also observation decks for those who wish to see a panoramic view of the city. The Pier, alongside the Pavilion represents Brighton for what it is: a bustling, lively, seaside town and any visitor must surely come and pay it a visit.

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The Laines, Brighton

The Laines, Brighton

The Laines, South and North are an ancient labyrinthine set of streets that maze through the old shopping precincts of Brighton. Trendy businesses, unique stalls, flea markets and more line the cobbled streets and the Laines are an historic part of Brighton’s lasting appeal.

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The Brighton Wheel

The Brighton Wheel

The Brighton Eye is Brighton’s newest addition to the city and is a scaled down version of the London Eye. The big wheel lies next to the Palace Pier and opposite the Brighton Aquarium and has become phenomenally popular in a short space of time, offering stunning vistas of the city.

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The Sea Life Centre, Brighton

The Sea Life Centre, Brighton

The Brighton Aquarium is amongst the oldest in the world, dating well back into the Victorian era. Today, it is just as great an attraction as ever and is not only a top aquarium, but a place of historical significance too. It I situated close to the Palace Pier and so these attractions combine perfectly for a great day out.

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