The ancient settlement of “Brighthelmstone” was documented in the Domesday Book (written in 1086). People first began to visit Brighton in the 16th century. Later it developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing – as a purported cure for illnesses.
It became increasingly fashionable in the late 1700’s. During this period The Prince of Wales, who later became George IV, first visited Brighton. He spent a lot of time living the high life in the town.
Are you looking for a holiday cottage?
If you plan to visit Brighton you may choose to stay in a quieter place nearby. You could consider Rosebud Cottage in Steyning 10 miles away. There is a regular bus service to Brighton and frequent trains from nearby Shoreham by Sea.
Read about some of my favourite places to see and things to do in my Sussex Guide
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