One of the most famous seaside resorts, Brighton has loads to offer when it comes to a day trip or weekend away. To make things easier, we’ve come up with a quick list of some of the great things you can do in and around the city.
One of the UK’s most well-known landmarks and one of the longest piers in the UK, the Palace Pier stretches out into the English Channel for half a kilometre. The pier has been an iconic landmark within the city since it opened in 1899 and today, offers an amusement park over the water, with fairground rides and traditional games, concessions stands, two arcades and the biggest soft play area in the city at four storeys high.
The Royal Pavilion, a Seaside palace built for King George IV is an oriental spectacular in the centre of Brighton. With its onion domes and minarets, the historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China and is a sight not to be missed on a trip to Brighton.
Situated in the oldest part of the city, the Lanes are one of the best places to eat, shop and enjoy the night life that the city has to offer. Wander around the narrow alleys and discover an abundance of unique and independent cafes, bakeries and boutiques to name a few.
Beach and Seafront
A day trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the seafront, soak up the sun along Brighton’s 5-mile pebble beach and maybe even treat yourself to an ice cream or fish and chips on the beach.
British Airways i360
One of the newer attractions to Brighton, the British Airways i360 observation tower stands tall on the seafront where the burnt-out West Pier once stood. This new landmark was designed by the team behind the London Eye and allows visitors to take a 20-minute ride in the pod 162 metres above the city where you can enjoy 360 degrees panoramic views.
Once you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle of the city, take the 20-minute journey into South Downs National Park where you can discover Devil’s Dyke. Devil’s Dyke is a 100-metre-deep V-shaped cleft which was sliced from the landscape in the last Ice Age. If the weathers on your side and you fancy the 217-metre climb to the top of the valley you’ll be able to see as far as the Isle of Wight.
Where does Jaunt come in?
Fancy checking out the above but don’t have a car? No problem, with Jaunt, you can borrow a friend or family member’s car for your next adventure. This way, you can explore the best that Brighton has to offer without the hassle of public transport.
There are loads of great advantages to a Jaunt policy too. The cover is comprehensive and flexible too. You could get insured for any time between one hour to 30 days.
Even if you were to have an accident, the Jaunt policy won’t affect the no claims discount of the car owner. Although, while the vehicle owner’s NCB won’t be affected, claims will need to be made in the name of the driver on the Jaunt policy and so this could affect your future premiums.