Brighton, Sussex, England

Brighton. is a town of wonderful contrasts. The Victorian and Georgian houses mix with the extravaganza of the Royal Pavilion, oyster eaters with whelk eaters, politicians conferences with day trippers, antique shops with slot machines.

Brighton beach Brighton pier

The Royal Pavilion was commissioned by the Prince of Wales, son of George III, in 1783. He then enlarged it to the present building in 1812. You either like it or you do not. One doubter described it as " a square box, a large Norfolk turnip and four onions."

royal pavillion prince regents house

Along the coast, past the resort of Worthing is Arundel with its castle, the Gothic fairy tale home of the Duke of Norfolk.

arundel castle

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