Brighton & Hove
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August 6th, 2008 – by: KeikoCreative
I ever heard something about Brighton, and that make me curious especially the pebble beach.
Pebbles? How is it like laying on the pebble beach? I have never seen one in my life.
All I know is white sandy beach whenever I get up all the sand will "stuck" on my legs, hands, etc..., and I always have hard time in wiping them off.
If I lay on the sandly beach what I know is all the sand will trap in my hair and I have hard time in removing that too!
So here is my travel blog about Brighten.
Brighton is located on the south coast of England and, with its neighbours Hove and Portslade, forms the City of Brighton and Hove. Each year Brighton attracts 8 million visitors. "We are 2 of them in the 8 million visitors:P"
Stepped out of the train station, the first impression I had - WOW Brighton is really a happening place! Is so lively, is like the night will never sleep. Can go party all day and all night long:P
A little bit of turning back the clock to "ancient time", don't worry this time we'll not have a time machine ride like in the Amsterdam travel blog:P
Recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, Brighton has transformed from a fishing village to a modern city today and used to be called as Brighthelmstone or Brithelmeston.
Brighton has 6 km/4 mi of promenade. We enjoy a cozy walk all the way from Brighton to Hove, is not a very long distance walk.
West Pier (1866) is the only pier in Britain to be Grade I listed. It has remained largely unaltered since 1916 but has been closed since 1975 owing to storm damage. Palace Pier was built in 1899 to replace the Chain Pier, which had been destroyed by a storm in 1896. The Volk Railway (1883) runs along the seafront and is the oldest operational electric railway in the world. The Lanes area of the city contains 18th-century buildings on the medieval street plan of the original village.
Other features include the Dome Theatre (1805), originally the royal stables; the Royal Pavilion, extensively remodelled by John Nash between 1815 and 1822; the Museum and Art Gallery, which includes art deco, English pottery, and British paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries; Booth's Museum of Natural History, housing a large collection of stuffed birds; and a racecourse near the regal Kemptown estate. The largest International Arts Festival in England has been held in Brighton annually since 1966. Devil's Dyke, a large cleft in the 200 m/700 ft-high downs to the north of the city, offers long views across the Weald district.
The seafront has bars, restaurants, nightclubs and amusement arcades, principally between the piers.
Brighton's beach, which is a sand-free shingle beach, has been awarded a blue flag. The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath heads west along the seafront above the beach.
On the 3rd day of our stay we would love to visit another city that is nearby Brighton, we made a choice to visit Worthing. Is a very nice town.
Worthing has grown to be the largest town in West Sussex with a population now of approximately 100,000 but evidence shows that Stone Age people lived in this area over 60,000 years ago.
The Saxons settled here and used Highdown Hill (West of Worthing on A259) as their burial ground. Objects that were buried with the bodies such as knives, jewellery, fine glassware, spears and swords can be seen in displays in The Worthing Museum. Many local villages, such as Tarring and Sompting also have Saxon origins.
At the time of the Norman Conquest the Manor of Worthing consisted of two estates, Ordinges and Mordinges. These were joined and given to William De Braose who built Bramber Castle. He leased the Manor of Worthing to Robert Le Sauvage.
Until the 1700's Worthing's beach was only enjoyed by the local fishing and farming communities and passing travellers.
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