Attractions Nearby Brighton, Day Trips and Excursions
(Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England, UK)
Brighton is a hugely popular seaside resort lying on England's warm south coast and is surrounded by many tempting attractions, ideal for day trips. Right next door is the town of Hove, which lies to the east and next to Portslade-by-Sea, Kingston-by-Sea and Shoreham Beach.
Holiday makers with their own set of wheels may like to drive a little further along the coast. Head to the east of Brighton and you will soon reach the seaside towns of Peacehaven, Seaford and Eastbourne, while to the west and also with driving distance are the attractions of Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, and a little further, the city of Portsmouth.
Address: Ditchling Beacon, North Brighton, East Sussex, England
Ditchling Beacon is situated just 10 km / 6 miles to the north and comes with many popular tourist attractions. With spectacular views, a hill fort dating back to the Iron Age, seasonal events and a charming shopping centre, Ditchling Beacon is understandably a popular excursion.
Hove is an important part of Brighton and can be found on the outskirts. This area was once best known for smuggling, but these days is home to a spectacular seafront, quiet beaches, gardens, an impressive shopping centre and a number of highly regarded restaurants.
Located 32 km / 20 miles to the west, Arundel has much to offer day trippers. Most famous for its striking cathedral and 11th-century castle, other attractions at Arundel include museums, boat trips, tea rooms and numerous shops.
Lewes, just 13 km / 8 miles from Brighton, is a Medieval town sited next to the River Ouse. Highlights at nearby Lewes include the ruined Lewes Castle, which dates back to Norman times, arts and crafts shops, markets, a town museum and a local brewery.