Spring Weekend in Sussex

One of the spring weekends we decided to escape from London and we choose Arundel and Brighton in Sussex as our destination.
- Apr 2019 -

DURATION:

2 DAYS

TYPE:

FRIENDS HOLIDAY

MAIN ACTIVITY:

EXPLORATION

BUDGET:

£200

Arundel

Arundel

Our first stop was Arundel - a small typical english town in West Sussex, near the south coast. It is really charming itself, but its biggest tourist attraction is majestic Arundel Castle, which has been home to Dukes of Norfolk for centuries. The oldest part of the castle was built almost 1000 years ago in times of William the Conqueror. Nowadays part of Arundel Castle is available for tourism, part stays private as it is still (since 1267!) home to Fitzalan Family. 


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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

Its insides is really well preserved and look like (or that was just mine impression) as literally family is planning to be back home for dinner, the tables are laid, the cushions on the sofas a bit kneaded. Going through its dark corridors, we met all its previous household members and all 18 Dukes since 13th century. In its great hall I could feel the atmosphere of past surrounding me. Before leaving we also visited its beautiful gardens and the outside chapel. 


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Brighton

Brighton

Next stop, where we also spent the night in small private hotel was Brighton - a south coast town. It took us just half-hour by train to get from Arundel (it is around 1,5 hour from central London). By Londoners it is well known as a perfect destination for a weekend party by the sea. It has a lot of clubs, pubs, and restaurants just by the promenade. The showcase of the city is Brighton Pier, which we found a perfect place to hang out as a group of friends, but also if you’re travelling with kids, thanks to its various attractions for every age group. 


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British Airways i360

British Airways i360

On the promenade, just a few minutes walk from Pier we found Brighton’s view point - British Airways i360, which reminds me of Toronto’s CN Tower a little bit! The landscape of the sea and the town from the top turned out to be worth this £20.


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