Brighton East Sussex

Brighton - East Sussex, guide to the popular holiday resort on the south coast of England.

United Kingdom Resorts - Brighton East Sussex

Brighton - East Sussex:

A popular holiday resort on the south coast of England, Brighton together with its neighbour Hove comprises the city of Brighton and Hove (granted city status in 1997). Within the county of East Sussex, Brighton has a resident population of around 156,000 and attracts tourist numbers in the region of 8 million per year to its seafront hotels and guest houses.

Named in the Domesday Book as Bristelmestune, Brighton has a long and interesting history, most of the original wood town was burnt down in 1514. The original fishing village was turned into a fashionable resort during the 18th century, after one Dr Richard Russell began to prescribe the beneficial effect of the seawater at Brighton, and further grew under the patronage of the Prince Regent (who became King George IV).

The 19th century railway brought thousands of day trippers from London and the suburbs, and its excellent transport communications still contribute to its popularity today.

Apart from its popularity as a holiday resort, Brighton hosts a large number of events which attract many thousands of visitors each year, these include political party conferences, sports events such as the famous London to Brighton Rally, Englands largest arts festival (the Brighton Festival) and the Soundwaves Festival.

Brighton beach which is made up of pebbles has Blue Flag status.

You can view a detailed street map of Brighton Sussex here - Brighton Map, you can view the latest weather here - Brighton Weather - find property for sale in Brighton here - Brighton Property - and check out the latest jobs in the town here: Brighton Jobs.

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