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11. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Ignore Ahila ;), Brighton is a great place to visit - the Pavilion is interesting, Brunswick Square is the best preserved example of Georgian architecture outside of Bath, the two Piers are nice (and fun, if you like rides), and the walk between them is pleasant - there is also the world's oldest electric railway still in operation (and second oldest anywhere), great bars and clubs, fantastic and unusual shopping in the bohemian North Laine and loads more and if you go during the week and not during school holidays it's not too crowded.

I think most people make the mistake of coming on a weekend, walking from the station to the beach down ugly Queen Street and West Street, buying some expensive drinks on the crowded bit of the seafront and then going back again the same way. Don't do that!

12. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 9y

Agree that about Brighton, it has charm if you know where to go!

But said that, from my point of view, a day trip to Cambridge, Oxford, Canterbury, Windsord will be a far better option...

(no offense for the brighton lovers, hey magykal1?? )

x x Miromar x x

13. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

What about Brighton?
I am not sure how long it takes, to get there. But it might not be too far, for a day trip.

Mel

14. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Brighton for sure.

It's exactly one hour from Victoria station to Brighton, and the beach is about a 10 minute walk from there. There's heaps to see and do in Brighton. Last time I was there I hired a push bike and went riding which was good.

I agree with most other suggestions here, particularly Warwick Castle. That was great.

I think Stonehenge is a bit tricky to get to as a day trip.

I also did a day trip to Calais, which was a bit of a long day but was great. Again, you buy the ticket at Victoria station, and the ticket covers the train and then a bus which takes you to, and through (on a train) the channel tunnel. It also takes you around a few places in Calais to either shop or see the town itself. Well worth doing.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 1, 2007, at 1:47 PM by james ]

15. Posted by j_voyager (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the info... :)
I'm definitely doing Oxford.
What would you say is the best place for country side walks....?

Cheers,
J.

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