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Beyond Brighton – Places to visit around Brighton

Beyond Brighton – Fascinating Places to Discover

The city of Brighton has a quirky, unique flavour all of its own. But there’s more to East Sussex than Brighton & Hove. Here’s some information about some of our local towns and villages, covering the best bits you don’t want to miss! 

Shoreham-by-Sea – 7 miles from Brighton city centre

Shoreham by Sea is a delightful little ex-fishing town seven miles or so west of Brighton. It’s an ancient place bordered to the north by the beautiful South Downs National Park, to the west by wide, flat valley of the River Adur and to the south by the Adur and Shoreham Beach, quieter and cleaner than Brighton beach and far from the madding crowds in summer. Continue reading…


What County is Brighton in?

What county is Brighton in?

As a team who live and work in Brighton we are often asked ‘What county is Brighton in’ and to this end we have done a bundle of research to find out the answer.

So where to start? Well it turns out that the City of Brighton and Hove is a unitary authority. A unitary authority essentially provides all the local services traditionally carried out by both the Local government County Councils and the District, borough or city councils.

gloomy brighton pier - build14me

(Photo courtesy of Steven Iodice)

As a unitary authority The City of Brighton and Hove provides all of the local services usually split between the County Councils and District, borough or city council including:

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What is Brighton Famous for?

What is Brighton Famous for? Obviously that depends on who you are talking to and what they think makes a place ‘Famous’. Brighton is famous for a myriad of things but let’s start with the basics…

Click on the following links to be taken down to the relevant sections (There is A LOT of content here!) :


brighton deck chairs

(Photo courtesy of Willi Heidelbach)

The places Brighton is famous for:

The pebble beach
The Pavilion
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Is Brighton a city?

Blog about Brighton – As a Brighton based company Build14Me love the city we all live and work in – so we have decided to put together a series of features in response to some of the questions we are most frequently asked.

So first up. ‘Is Brighton a city?’

brighton pier - build14me - is brighton a city?

(Photo courtesy of Roman Grac)

Yes it is – Brighton & Hove ‘joined to become the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove, which was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the millennium celebrations in 2000.’. City status was also issued to Inverness and Wolverhampton as part of the millennium celebrations. Towns that were not selected included Blackburn, Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Chelmsford, Colcheter, Croydon, Doncaster, Dover, Greenwich, Guildford, Ipswich, Luton, Maidstone, Med, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Reading, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Swindon, Telford, Warrington and Wirral.

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