We love Brighton. We live here, work here and hang out here. It is easy to get sucked into the Brighton bubble and forget all about the rest of the world. Many of our visitors do just that when they come on holiday to Brighton, but others like to get out and explore some of the wider area. If you are using Brighton as a base to see some of Sussex, here are a few places you might like to go.
The South Downs
You can’t miss the Downs. The beautiful, rolling chalk hills surround Brighton, with the National Park covering 1600km2. There are endless things to see and do, from nature reserves, to historical sites such as the Long Man of Wilmington. You can walk, cycle or horse ride your way around the Downs, stopping at village pubs for a spot of refreshment along the way. Take a look at the official website for maps and more information.
Do you like beer? Do you like horses? Then you’ll love Lewes. The Harvey’s Brewery still use cart horses, Guinness and Jim, to deliver beer around the market town of Lewes every Tuesday. But if beer and horses aren’t your thing, there are endless other reasons to visit the pretty town, that is located about 15 minutes from Brighton.
Keep an eye out for special events such as the annual raft race, or the epic bonfire night. Otherwise you can wander the narrow streets, taking in the historical buildings, museums and castle.
Within a stone’s throw of Brighton is the world-renowned Glyndebourne Opera House. They host fabulous opera all year round, with a summer festival in a beautiful location. If you enjoy opera and want a very special night out, then find out what is on at Glyndebourne during your visit to Brighton.
After a 7 year refurbishment, the Saltdean Lido is now open again. The art deco lido is the perfect place to while away an afternoon, sunbathing on the lawns and splashing in the 40m pool. There are also fun paddling pools for little ones to play. The Lido is only about 6 miles from Brighton centre.
Small children love Drusillas. There are lots of small animals to see, an incredible adventure park, a safari train and lots of rides that will keep children occupied all day. You can reach Drusillas within half an hour from Brighton.
Posted 20th Jun 2017