West Beach Hotel blog

Blog about events and things you can find in Brighton.

5 curiosities about Brighton

1. Abba's Eurovision success

So many people remember the performance of Abba when they won the Eurovision contest with Waterloo in 1974, but what people do not remember is that this contest was held in the Brighton Dome. Then, Brighton was the backdrop to the famous ABBA's success more than 40 years ago.

2. Oldest Britain's cinema in continuous use

A well-known landmark in Brighton is the recognizable Duke of York's cinema, reputed to be the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain. Opened in 1910, in 2012 it was voted best Cinema in the UK.

3. National Park

Although Brighton is a coastal city, you only need to travel 10 minutes outside of the city to enjoy its amazing landscapes, as over 40% of Brighton & Hove is declared as National Park.

4. Over 3000 listed buildings

Only in Brighton & Hove you can find over 3300 listed buildings and structures. Brighton is also the only town in Britain with a Grade I listed pier, the historic West Pier, right in front of the West Beach Hotel.

5. Oldest aquarium in the world

Dating back to 1872, the Sealife Centre on Brighton's seafront is the worlds's oldest operating aquarium. Don't forget to visit this iconic landmark with your family when you will be visiting Brighton.

 

 

 

 

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