Brilliant Brighton

12th August, 2015 | Article By Lesley Tan

I was treated to an overnight stay in Brighton as a surprise. I had no idea we were going there till I saw the famous Royal Pavilion built by George IV. A great place for weddings apparently!

We parked very close to our hotel, Legends, and went to our rooms which overlooked the beach, the Wheel and Brighton Pier – fabulous! The hotel itself was very nice, inexpensive and the food was good.

That evening we took a little walk around and then had a very nice dinner in a tapas restaurant called Bellota. The tapas was delicious and so was the sangria.

The next day we took a lovely walk around Brighton in the beautiful summer sunshine. We walked around ‘The Lanes’, an area full of little independent shops (lots of jewellery), eateries, pubs and tourists! One shop was especially interesting with everything being made of chocolate, amazing creations!

Next we walked along the sea front and as usual I took many photos. The views are beautiful and there are many attractions such as the Brighton Wheel, crazy golf, roundabouts, and all the fun of the fair on the pier itself. Families can be kept busy all day and, of course, there is the famous pebble beach too.

We took a walk along the buzzing Brighton Pier. There are many stalls selling all kinds of food, snacks and drinks. There is an amusement arcade and the funfair, mainly located at the end of the pier. The views from there are amazing, so to from the top of the Wheel, which was super fun.

We continued the day at the Brighton Marina – loads of shops, dozens of restaurants and of course, beautiful yachts to admire! We ate and had a drink at Wetherspoons there.

The last part of our trip was to neighbouring Peacehaven where our friends had once lived. The cliff walks are very popular and we visited the ‘Meridian Line’ (site coincides with the point where the Greenwich meridian crosses the English south coast) where of course I had a photo taken!

Fun for all the family. A lovely time was had by all, I would certainly visit again.

By Lesley Tan

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