Day Trips from Brighton
- 23rd August 2018
- Posted by: Internship in Brighton
- Category: The Best of Brighton
Brighton and Hove are a thriving area with lots to see and do. But, to make the most out of your time here, some days you might just feel like you need to see something different than what Brighton can offer. Brighton has many surrounding areas that can entice a further interest in the surrounding coastal beauty, so take the opportunity to enjoy the coastline. There are lots of small daytrips you can take, to locations close by, where you can hop on a bus (or train!) and come back to sleep on your own bed at the end of the day.
If you are looking for a bit of an adventure, how about a trip to Go Ape Crawley? Located in Tilgate Park, the largest and most popular park in West Sussex., it features a duo of Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior, each offering a huge package of fun neatly tied up in a slightly different way. Get ready to explore the forest canopy scaling wobbly bridges, Tarzan Swings and more for a full 2-3 hours at Tree Top Adventure. Tree Top Junior caters to families looking for outdoor activities in Sussex – although kids and grown-ups alike will be sure to walk away with beaming smiles across their faces, as well as a Go Ape certificate of achievement.
Reached easily with the 77 bus, a trip to Devils Dyke is well recommended! With its 100m V-shaped valley and beautiful hill top views, it is a perfect place to go for hillside walks as well as watch paragliders fly from the tip of the hill to the bottom of the valley. With a small farm close by as well as a pub on the Dyke Hill, it is a perfect place to sit comfortably and enjoy the countryside views.
Like Brighton with its adventurous coastlines, Eastbourne have become more thriving in recent years. Eastbourne is home to “Beachy Head”: the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff. Beachy Head is one of Eastbourne’s most famous TV and film locations. Some of your favourite dramatic film scenes were filmed here in Eastbourne! Situated at the eastern end of Eastbourne’s seafront, you will find Sovereign Harbour, which is northern Europeâ€™s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development. With just as many opportunities to go shopping and to eat in the town’s many restaurants, don’t forget the city also holds over 200 years of history from its “Redoubt Fortress” – an iconic seafront fortress, recognised by English Heritage as being of national importance.
For a more countryside-like experience while still being on the coastline, head over to Seven Sisters Country Park. Situated in the South Downs National Park, it is made up of 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, birdwatching, cycling and canoeing. Or if you simply want to take in the surroundings relax at Saltmarsh cafe and rooms, located behind the visitor’s centre. The Country Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs on one of Britain’s finest unspoilt coastlines.
…and, of course, there’s always London
If you want even more buzzling city life than Brighton, it’s hard to forget that London is just about an hour away by train! You can do some shopping on Oxford Street, take on the amazing museums, eat in one of the Michelin-starred restaurants, stroll along the Thames and even catch a show on the West End – and still come back to Brighton at the end of the day.