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  Once one of the most elegant and popular towns in England, Brighton is still fashionable enough to attract large numbers of visitors.

Today's Brighton is a combination of a good old fashioned seaside resort and a cultural centre offering trendy eating places and nightlife. This duel identity ensures that Brighton has lots to offer all age groups.

Brighton's nightlife is particularly lively and the town is has a popular gay and lesbian nightclub scene. There are also a range of cultural attractions and activities and good shopping areas. The Lanes is the most famous shopping area in Brighton with a mixture of cafes and small shops selling a mixture of art, antiques, jewelery, clothes, records or just plain junk. The beach and seafront are, of course, very popular during the summer, especially at weekends when the town is visited by throngs of Londoners. The pebble beach stretches from Hove in the west to the nudist beach by the Marina.

Palace Pier is a popular visitor attraction, with traditional seaside offerings such as candyfloss, doughnuts, fish and chips and amusement arcades.

Things to see and do

Royal Pavilion, Brighton Brighton Pier, Madeira Drive, Brighton Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove Brighton Sealife Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton Volks Electric Railway, 285 Madeira Drive, Brighton Brighton Fishing Museum, 201 Kings Road Arches, Brighton Brighton Racecourse, FreshField Road, Brighton Brighton Marina, Brighton