This was our first trip to Brighton and we weren't disappointed. The football stadium is smack bang amongst the Downs, and I think it was possibly the coldest day ever (it certainly felt like it waiting for the bus back to the car that evening!). We had great fun, despite the game being rather rubbish :)
|padded seats no less!|
Our hotel was at the end of this lovely side street looking towards the sea (such great houses)
Sunday, we said au revoir to our friends and headed off for a walk along the front (brrrrr)
I just LOVE this ornate bandstand
The remains of the original pier that burned down some years ago
The current pier
I took these from the pier with my phone which has a panorama shot ...
and we had to have a trip to the Brighton Royal Pavillion
on this occasion we didn't go inside (perhaps next time), I just really wanted to see that architecture.
Some streets held surprises
and after some wandering and some shopping (which I'll post more about tomorrow) we stopped for a much-needed hot chocolate for me and latte for Hubby...
Mid afternoon we set off back home not knowing what the roads would be like, though thankfully the ploughs & gritters had already been through. Even in the horrid cold wet weather Brighton was a great place to visit and I think we'll go back for more sites & shopping. x