"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Brighton

Brighton is a town on the south coast of Great Britain. It makes up half of the city and unitary authority of Brighton and Hove (formed from the previous towns of Brighton, Hove, Portslade and several other villages). Formerly part of the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, it remains part of the ceremonial county of East Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex.

The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" dates from before Domesday Book (1086), but it emerged as a health resort featuring sea bathing during the 18th century, was used as a seaside getaway by the Prince Regent, and became a highly popular destination for day-trippers from London after the arrival of the railway in 1841. Brighton experienced rapid population growth, reaching a peak of over 160,000 by 1961.

Modern Brighton forms part of the BrightonLittlehampton conurbation stretching along the coast, with a population of around 480,000 inhabitants.

Local authority: Brighton and Hove City Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ316064

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Things to see and do in and around Brighton

  • Preston Park
  • Preston Manor
  • Artist Studio
  • Booth Museum of Natural History
  • Brighton Toy and Model Museum
  • Toy and Model Museum
  • The Painting Pottery Cafe
  • Brighton Museum And Art Gallery
  • Funplex
  • Royal Pavilion
  • LaserZone
  • Brighton Sea Life Centre
  • The Brighton Treasure Trail
  • Brighton Fishing Museum
  • Brighton Pier
  • Kings Road Playground
  • Brighton Pier
  • Brighton Sewer Tours
  • Hove Park
  • Volks Electric Railway
  • Peter Pans Adventure Golf
  • Hove Museum and Art Gallery
  • Bowlplex Brighton
  • King Alfred Leisure Centre
  • Brighton Marina
  • Westows Adventure Play Area
  • Grange Museum and Art Gallery
  • Jill Windmill
  • Saltdean Lido

Tourist Information

Lewes
Tourist Information Centre
187 High Street
East Sussex
England
BN7 2DE

Phone 01273 483 448
Email lewes.tic@lewes.gov.uk
http://www.enjoysussex.info/

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 29 March

06:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1023
Humidity 89%
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09:00


Chance of rain 19%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1024
Humidity 86%
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12:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1024
Humidity 80%
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15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 1023
Humidity 78%
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18:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1023
Humidity 80%
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21:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1024
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
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