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The Cavalaire is located within a short walk of many local attractions in the fabulous city of Brighton, so why not stay at our wonderful B&B and explore all that Brighton has to offer.
If you're visiting Brighton beach, we would highly recommend making a stop at Brighton Pier. The Brighton Pier (formally the Palace Pier) is the last remaining of Brighton's original three piers. It is currently home to small shops, amusement arcades, a nightclub and fairground. The fairground is very popular and some of the rides give excellent views across the beach and towards the Regency frontage of Brighton, at least for a few moments before swinging around again over the sea!
A fascinating piece of history, the Volks Railway is the world's oldest operating electric railway and was opened by Magnus Volk in 1883. A small stretch of the track is still in use (Easter until September), when the train transports passengers along the seafront from the Aquarium Station near to the Brighton Pier, through to Black Rock Station close to Brighton Marina. It's a lovely ride, especially if you want to treat the entire family to the beautiful panoramic city sea front and sea views as you glide towards your destination.
No trip to Brighton would be complete without visiting the Royal Pavilion, formally known as the Marine Pavilion it was originally the winter residence of King George IV. Undeniably the most amazing building in Brighton, its Indo-Gothic architectural style transports a small piece of India to Brighton. The views from the front elevation of the Royal Pavilion span nearly 200 metres and are simply breathtaking. Whilst the Spanish onion shaped domes leave you curious as to what lies beneath? This only becomes clear when viewing the Royal Pavilion and those remarkable dome shapes from the interior!
The Royal Pavilion gardens are free to enter and they are a very popular spot for summer lunches and sunbathing. Next to the gardens is the Design Museum, and it is also only a short walk from the Pier, Brighton Wheel and many other attractions.
The Booth Museum of Natural History, 194 Dyke Road.
Birds, butterflies, fossils, bones and skeletons are the features of the Booth Museum, founded in 1874. The museum is home to Edward Booth's collection of stuffed British birds. Built up over a lifetime, he wanted to capture an example of every single British bird. They are displayed in Victorian style 'environmental dioramas' that mimic their natural habitats. There are also over 650 types of butterfly on display and many fossils and bones discovered in Sussex.
The Booth Museum is very quirky, and probably not for you if you find taxidermy at all disturbing. It is great for children and has a lot of activities for families and children, and sits opposite a large playground and cafe on Dyke Road.
Design Museum, Pavilion Gardens
Nestled next to the gardens behind the Pavilion, this free to enter museum holds various items from Brighton's beginnings as a small village and its expansion in to a tourist hotspot in the Regency and Victorian eras. Particularly worth seeing are their overlapping maps showing the rapid expansion from village to town as the area became more popular with the aristocracy and other wealthy visitors.
The museum also holds displays from local and visiting designers. There's a lot of design talent in Brighton, fed both by Brighton's bohemian reputation and Brighton University's design departments. The museum tries to reflect the broad range of local work, as well as highlighting interesting travelling exhibits.
Toy and Model Museum, Trafalgar Street
A packed museum hidden away under the frontage of Brighton Station, the Toy and Model museum holds thousands of toys and models. The collection is home to Victorian dolls, teddy bears, and examples of children's toys through the ages. Surrounding all of this is a huge, multi-track train set which runs between rooms and will prove fascinating to anyone interested in model trains, young or old.
The Toy and Model Museum is small and worth a quick visit if you have children who like toys, especially if they like trains.
Fishing Museum, Beach Front
The Fishing Museum leads you through the history of fishing in Brighton, which began as a fishing village in the 1700s. You can see how the village developed in to a tourist town, how that affected the fishing industry, see a restored 'clinker' fishing boat, and you can sample the goods of the daily catches of local fishermen.
Admission is free of charge and it's a lovely little museum, it's very interesting even if you've never thought about fishing before.