Brighton is a lovely seaside town located in the South of England in the county of East Sussex. It is one of the most visited seaside towns in the UK and has been a part of British culture for decades, from ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 to having a notorious LGBT community.
We at Carrus Group can provide a sightseeing service that takes you along Brighton beach, but before you head off, it’s good to have a little bit of background knowledge about the local area.
The History of Brighton
The history of Brighton dates back to the Middle Ages with it being listed in the Domesday Book in 1086. Throughout the rest of the Middle Ages, Brighton was affected by storms, and attacks from foreign countries, meaning that the population and popularity of the seaside town decreased.
However, after this, better road transport meant that access to Brighton and London became easier, meaning that more people from the capital flocked to the seaside town. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Brighton developed into a fashionable seaside resort and grew in popularity into the city we know today.
Things to See in Brighton
The most well-known attraction in Brighton, especially if you don’t visit often, is the Brighton Pier. The pier, which is also known as the Brighton Palace Pier as of 2016, has been a tourist attraction for over 100 years when it was open in 1899.
The pier is accompanied by a lovely beach that tourist around the South of England flocks to every summer to try and catch the best views and beach day out. As well as the Brighton Palace Pier, you can also see the remains of the West Pier, which was opened in 1866 and is one of only two Grade I listed piers in the UK, with the other one located in Clevedon, Somerset.
One landmark of Brighton that you can visit that has the royal status is the Royal Pavilion. This is a former royal palace that was built for the Prince Regent during the early 1800’s. Another one is the Grand Brighton Hotel which is located near the West Pier on the Brighton beachfront.
This hotel was constructed in 1864 and was built for upper-class members of society, with it still being one of the most expensive hotels in Brighton to this day. However, the stunning Victorian architecture is a remarkable sight, so make sure to take a look around the hotel if you are planning to visit for the day.
Brighton is a great place to see, especially if want to explore parts of the country. At Carrus Group, we are happy to help you out with this, since we can provide a sightseeing service if you want to explore Brighton beach in all its glory.
You can travel in style and luxury and experience the fun – and sun – of the British beach life. With his tour, you will be able to drive past the Grand Brighton Hotel as well as be able to see the West Pier and Palace Pier, so make sure to bring your camera with you too!
If you want to know more about what we can provide for you, then please contact us today and one of our friendly members of staff will be more than happy to help.