Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier Madeira Drive Brighton

Splendidly old-fashioned and a barrel of fun, the pier’s collection of snack stalls, fortune-tellers and fairground attractions (our favourite: the Dolphin Derby) are a real crowd-pleaser. Even if you have no intention of getting a fake tattoo, scoffing a cloud of candyfloss or letting the Super Booster swing you through the air at 60mph, it’s great for a stroll, enjoying the sensation so beloved of the Victorians – that of being on a cruiseship, but with none of the seasickness. The rides spill onto the beach below, too, where there’s a carousel, complete with gilded horses, and bungee trampolines to hurtle you skyward for a somersault or three.

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