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Brighton Pavilion


Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Brighton city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Brighton's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Brighton is a must-visit city for most people. Sitting by the sea with its famous pebble beach, it appeals as much to those looking for a seaside delight as those looking for excellent shops and fascinating sights. For a start there's the famous oriental Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture, and a Victorian aquarium. Add to that the Brighton Wheel, beachfront sports and events, and the remarkable Lanes - a paradise of boutique shops around a maze of alleyways - and you have something for everyone.


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Curious About... Brighton

  • An exploration of Brighton's city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the city's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Brighton in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the city - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. Train Station to Royal Pavilion - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
On this walk of discovery you’ll first explore North Laine – Brighton’s bohemian and cultural quarter with criss-cross streets, 400 independent retailers and colourful street art – a melodious mix of ethnic, exotic and funky. Next meander round Brighton’s famous Lanes – pedestrianised shopping streets, with a touch of class! End your walk at the delightful Pavilion Gardens and the truly stunning Royal Pavilion.
1.5 hoursOK, with a small detour described to avoid steps

2. Royal Pavilion to Palace Pier - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From the magnificent Royal Pavilion this walk starts by exploring more of The Lanes – quirky and unusual shops, with lots of inviting places to eat and drink. Then you exit the Old Town to pass through delightful gardens with historical connections, before arriving at the seafront, and Brighton’s famous Palace Pier, and all the fun of the fair!
1 hourOK, with a small detour described to avoid steps

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town or city and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"What a great way to explore Brighton! From the busy station its all downhill (literally and metaphorically) to the sea, discovering so much of Brighton's history with its unique shopping streets and lanes, and the astounding Pavilion in beautiful gardens. We could never have found out so much if we'd tried to do it alone. A really enjoyable day out! Thanks."

"Thanks so much for sorting this so quickly. We managed to get out with the kids on the one dry afternoon of half term and learnt loads about Brighton despite living here on/off for nearly 30 years! It's brilliant and we're thinking of doing some uk city breaks and checking out your other guides. Thanks again."

"Hi, We did the Brighton booklet today and I just wanted to say how great my husband and I found it. We have been to Brighton many, many times (normally shopping or eating) but never knew about alot of the history etc of Brighton. Thank you it was a fabulous day out and we can’t wait to do the Canterbury one next. Kind Regards"

Latest Revision : April 2023

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