The seaside city of Brighton offers a wide range of activities for vacationers. Brighton residents often pass up these quaint and unique local destinations in favor of a trip to the big city. It’s worthwhile to check out local points of interest.
Brighton, located on England’s South Coast, was originally a fishing village. It was settled by Flemish fisherman who established their town under the cliffs. The residents of Brighton struggled for centuries due to lack of economic opportunities but that changed in the mid-18th century when it became known as a health resort. People, including wealthy and well-born Europeans, flocked to the new spas and hotels to enjoy the curative powers of the sea.
The town grew and became an industrial center in the 19th century. Yet the easy-going atmosphere and beauty of the sea has made Brighton a favorite vacation spot for visitors from throughout the world.
Things to Do
There are many attractions in Brighton. Some of the most popular include:
Clue Room Game
The Room Game was created as a real-world board game in which the playing pieces are real – you! The rooms are located at the World’s End Pub at 60-61 London Road in Brighton. There are rooms for beginning and advanced players. Once you enter the room you start playing the game – you have 60 minutes to escape by working as a team. You must make you way through the traps and blocks using logic, intuition and detective work.
The team collaborates to figure out the solution of how to escape. This is the perfect activity for players of all ages, especially on a rainy Brighton day. The game is designed for groups of 2 – 6 people. It provides an exciting mental challenge. Game options include:
Murder at Brighton Pier Revenge
Return of the Mad Scientist
Secret Agent – the Black Box
Brighton Pier, located at Madeira Drive, has a long and fascinating history. It was first built to serve the passenger ships that sailed between Brighton and the French city of Dieppe. The pier offered drinks, snacks and entertainment to travelers and visitors.
The pier was destroyed several times by storms but reopened in 1899. Soon the pier was again an entertainment center for the city with Lady Palmist and Punch Ball gaming machines.
Today the pier is center of family activity with rides and attractions, eateries and frequent performance events.
Brighton is a center for casino entertainment with three luxury casinos to offer a wide range of gambling fun and excitement. The Rendezvous Casino Brighton Marina is located at the Brighton marina while the Grosvenor Casino is situated on Grand Junction Road. The Genting Casino can be found on Preston Street
Each of these casinos offers a Las Vegas atmosphere in the Brighton seaside enclave. Some players are accustomed to enjoying online Grande Vegas casino games on their gaming devices but for a more enriching and realistic gaming adventure, the Brighton Casinos offer vast gaming floors, fine dining, entertainment performances and relaxing bars.
Brighton’s first settlement was located under the cliffs and today hikers can enjoy the undercliff walk that takes them from the Marina to Saltdean. The trail is perfect for walking or cycling and allows people to enjoy the sea from behind the wall.
Changing weather and tides make this trail a popular one for Brighton residents and visitors alike. Dog-walkers, runners, cyclists and regular walkers use the trail there are entrances that take walkers down to the water. The trail is flat. You can walk the entire trail or access it via any of the several access points – some are through steep slopes while others come down from on steps from the cliffs above, You can walk or cycle for miles or just a short distance.
Brighton Walking Tour
If you want to learn a little about the city, join the Brighton guided walking tour. A professional tour guide takes you through Brighton’s history and culture through lively, funny and informative tales. Some highlights include:
Secrets of Britain’s Most Eccentric Royal Palace
Stories of George IV, ‘Britain’s Most Useless King’
There are regular summer and winter tours (twice a day during the summer and once a day during the winter).