History & Heritage
Brighton's glorious past
Since the Prince Regent (later King George IV) first visited Brighton and Hove in 1783, his fantastic seaside palace, the Royal Pavilion, with its Indian domes and minarets and its Chinese style interior, has become a landmark not to be missed. And, thanks to his influence, some of the finest examples of Regency architecture in England can be seen in Brighton and Hove.
Adelaide Crescent and the beautiful Brunswick and Palmeira Squares open gracefully onto the peaceful lawns of Hove giving stunning views of the sea.
Visit the Regency Town House or elegant Preston Manor, with its refined atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry home. Enjoy traditional and modern seaside fun on the Victorian Palace Pier.
Stroll along the new-look beachfront and boardwalk with its Artistsí Quarter and Fishing Museum which celebrates the resortís history as a fishing town.