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Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

1. Brighton: Royal Pavilion Admission Ticket

The Royal Pavilion has a colorful history stretching back 200 years. Built as the seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, it has also served as a civic building, First World War hospital, and has become an icon of Brighton. In the mid-1780s George, Prince of Wales, rented a small lodging house overlooking a fashionable promenade in Brighton. Brighton was developing from a decayed fishing town to an established seaside retreat for the rich and famous, being close to London, and after George was sworn in as Prince Regent in 1811 he commissioned John Nash to begin the transformation from modest villa into the magnificent palace that we see today. Walk through the lavish state rooms on the ground floor including the banqueting room, the music room, the magnificent recently restored saloon, and the great kitchen. Explore further rooms upstairs, including Queen Victoria's bedroom. Learn about the use of the building as a military hospital for Indian soldiers during the first world war.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

2. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your guide at the conveniently-located Brighton pick-up point. Board an airconditioned vehicle with plenty of space. Relax as you take in views of rolling chalk hills that were created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Admire stunning views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created from your guide. Visit Middle Farm, a traditional farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years.  Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs. Pass through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs.  Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, measuring 530 feet. Head to Seaford Head for the iconic views of the Seven Sisters. Before stopping in the village of Rottingdean.  Stroll through the gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of 'The Jungle Book,' before transferring back to the city center of Brighton in the evening. 

From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

3. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

Brighton: Walking Food Tour

4. Brighton: Walking Food Tour

Explore Brighton's buzzing streets and alleyways filled with independent stores, bars, and restaurants. Go on an adventure through our unique food scene and discover some of the iconic sights our city has to offer. Brighton is known for being a bit different than other places, but in a good way! And this is also reflected in the choices of our taster stops. If you expect something "standard" that can be found anywhere, this tour is not for you. But if you are open-minded and curious, we will spoil you and your senses with home cooked meals, vegan treats, award winning tasters, hidden spots and above all plenty of food. We have VEGAN and VEGETARIAN OPTIONS available, just get in touch to let us know. Brighton is not like any other place and this is what we want to reflect in our tours as well. We look forward to hosting you!

Brighton Treasure Hunt Mystery: Who Smashed Brighton Rock?

5. Brighton Treasure Hunt Mystery: Who Smashed Brighton Rock?

The legendary Brighton mystery.. .. unsolved for 50 years.. Until now. Start your hunt to solve the mysterious tale of 'Who Smashed Brighton Rock' at a unique whiskey emporium, and set off on Mods & Rockers puzzle adventure through the city's historic streets. ✔️ Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure to treasure with your friends. ✔️ Combine your skills to crack the clues & unravel the epic tale. ✔️ Discover Brighton's amazing history & hidden gems! When the window of a Brighton sweetshop gets smashed in the famous Mods & Rockers riots.. ..police call it an accident. But a secret newspaper article holds the truth of the crime.. and it's up to you.. to find it! Was it an act of revenge? Nobody knew. But the villain left a trail of clues.. … and this is where you come in. The pages of your Mystery Guide™ take you on an exciting puzzle adventure through the heart of Brighton’s historic lanes, as you follow the maps, unlock the clues, and unravel the epic tale. Your challenge is to track down hidden objects, decode symbols, and uncover hidden messages, as you eliminate suspects and gradually unpick the crime. And an exciting twist awaits… Make it to the end and you'll be struck by an amazing ‘wow’ moment when the case is solved and the villain is revealed before your eyes! Simply grab your Mystery Guide™, head to the start, and set off at a time that suits you Don’t let the villain get away... Your time to start is now!

London: Guided Day Trip to Brighton and Seven Sisters

6. London: Guided Day Trip to Brighton and Seven Sisters

Get a local perspective on both the top attractions and lesser-known parts of Brighton on this full-day tour from London with an exciting and flexible itinerary. After being picked up from your central London hotel in the morning, you’ll head to the picturesque seaside city of Brighton, including a stopover at the cherished Brighton pier and iconic Royal Pavilion. Stop to enjoy a classic fish and chips lunch by the seaside along an action-packed day of sightseeing. With the extended 8-hour option, you'll also visit Hove and Seven Sisters and get the chance to explore England's newest addition to its natural attractions, South Downs National Park.

Brighton: Guided Chocolate Tour with Tastings

7. Brighton: Guided Chocolate Tour with Tastings

Do you love chocolate? Are you in the mood to let those endorphines flow? Then this is exactly the tour for you! Our Brighton Chocolate Extravaganza is designed to pamper your taste buds and leave you on a high! This is a combination of sightseeing and chocolate tasting, where you get to see some of our city's landmarks and at the same time make your way through the city, passing by different chocolatiers and other places. Whatever you can think of that relates to chocolate, it will most likely be on this tour! And if you cannot get enough, we also offer you several discounts at some store as part of the tour, so you can even enjoy afterwards should you want that! We look forward to welcoming you on our favourite tour :)

From Brighton: Leeds Castle & Canterbury Full-Day Trip

8. From Brighton: Leeds Castle & Canterbury Full-Day Trip

Meet your professional guide in central Brighton and first travel to Leeds Castle. Discover the castle which was once the home of King Henry VIII, and is sometimes called "the loveliest castle in the world". Take a guided walk through the stunning gardens, visit the maze and grotto, and see the majestic hawks and eagles in the aviary. Kids can explore Knights Stronghold playground and adventure golf onsite. Next, visit the medieval town of Canterbury, a historic pilgrimage site. Take a guided tour of The Westgate and The River Stour, concluding at Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the Roman and medieval history of the city and associated famous people. Your guide will advise you with regards to visiting the Cathedral and other places of interest during your free time in the town. After some free time to explore, hop back on the bus for the return journey to Brighton.

From Brighton: Oxford, Windsor and Eton Full Day Trip

9. From Brighton: Oxford, Windsor and Eton Full Day Trip

In the morning, visit Windsor where 900 years of royal history awaits. Rnjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town and see what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. If you see the royal flag flying, it means the Queen’s at home. Visit historic Eton, home to Britain’s most famous public school, where 18 former British prime ministers once studied. Continue to the oldest and arguable the most famous university city in England. The university is spread across the town centre among 39 separate colleges ranging in age from 50 to over 600 years. See Christ Church, the grandest and most popular of all its Colleges. Founded nearly 500 years ago it has educated many big names, was used for scenes in the Harry Potter films, and is home to the smallest cathedral in the country. During the tour you'll hear stories about Oxford’s famous students like Bill Clinton and Lewis Carroll, and get a feel for what student life must be like. In the afternoon you'll have free time to explore this great city at your leisure.

From Brighton: Greenwich and Cambridge Day Trip

10. From Brighton: Greenwich and Cambridge Day Trip

Start your day with a guided walking tour of Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover breathtaking views from Greenwich Park, stand on the Prime Meridian of the World, where eastern and western hemispheres meet, and learn why Greenwich became the home of time (GMT). Learn why Greenwich is also a hugely popular TV and film location. Netflix filmed scenes from "The Crown" and "Bridgerton" here. Greenwich is also featured in the films "Les Miserables," "Pirates of the Caribbean", and "Thor: The Dark World." Finish your guided walk at the Cutty Sark. Enjoy free time to discover the many culinary options at Greenwich Market, also famous for its arts and crafts. Set off to Cambridge, home to the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. Take a guided tour and discover why people like Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking have made Cambridge famous for its contributions to mathematics and science. Select the additional option to enjoy a 45-minute Punting boat tour on the River Cam.

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What people are saying about Brighton

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 70 reviews

Unbelievable experience. First trip to Brighton and of course the Pavilion. Which was sensational. Astounding tour of totally unique building. A must visit.

Great day , not your usual tourist spots, cool tour leader , nice guy defo recommend it

Beautiful place , would recommend it to anyone who is visiting Brighton.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very enjoyable visit to an extraordinary building, with very helpful staff.

Great to visit at last having wanted to for years.