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Destination guide

Fun in the City of Brighton and Hove holiday lettings

Pack the dancing shoes and fire up the motor scooter – it's time to hit the City of Brighton and Hove. This rollicking and rambunctious South Coast resort has always been a hotbed of hedonism, liberalism and downright fun. Curiously, that's mixed in with a tradition of wholesome English holidaying, giving a real sense of variety. Whether you come to wander the boho vintage stores of North Laine or play Whac-a-Mole on Brighton Pier, shindig with the huge LGBTQ community or sip Earl Grey in the seaside tearooms, the City of Brighton and Hove holiday rentals are the perfect place to stay.

History

History in the City of Brighton and Hove holiday homes

The City of Brighton and Hove has an array of historic sites to delight the history buff. Holiday homes are available near places like Royal Pavilion, an iconic Regency palace and museum built for King George IV with restored rooms and gardens, and Volk’s Electric Railway, a Victorian railway from the 19th century that offers seasonal tours. You’ll also like the Booth Museum of Natural History, a museum with exhibits on the natural world and hands-on experiences.

Things to do

Attractions near City of Brighton and Hove holiday lettings

The Palace Pier is the place to start. It's a veritable icon of this fun-loving town. You can even bag the City of Brighton and Hove holiday rentals on the seafront to ensure you're right next to its twinkling arcades and gaming rooms, looping rollercoasters and rides. Close by, there's a chance to delve into the ocean, with the great tanks and walkthrough tunnels of SEA LIFE Brighton hosting turtles and anemones and starfish – it's said to be the oldest aquarium in the world. A jaunt to North Laine is also a must – it's a vintage shopping mecca.

Activities

What to do near City of Brighton and Hove holiday homes

There might be something about the sea air that makes people want to party as soon as they hit the salt-washed City of Brighton and Hove – or maybe it's just the awesome clubs and boho beer dives that make a shindig here such an attractive prospect. Either way, you should never be short of a fiesta, what with the Brighton Festival kicking things off with its medley of street performers and stand-up acts in May. That's backed up by the Brighton Festival Fringe, with its curious "open-house" shows. Then there's Brighton Pride – the biggest LGBTQ get-together in the whole UK.

Weather

Local weather near City of Brighton and Hove holiday homes

Culture-lovers and fans of cosy English tearooms certainly won't be disappointed by the City of Brighton and Hove holiday rentals in the winter. You can still sip a brew and gaze at the pretty Mughal-style domes of the Brighton Pavilion in the wet and windy months between December and March. A summer trip is the most popular, though. Coming between June and August means catching the beach at its most happening and the seaside in full swing.

Natural features

Pebbles and seas in the City of Brighton and Hove

The whole length of the Brighton shoreline is fringed by the pebbles of Brighton Beach. It's what made the city such a popular getaway for Victorians and it continues to pulse with life today. The other natural treat is the South Downs National Park. That rings the town with its high dykes and grass-topped hills, eventually hitting the coast, with its chalk-white cliffs, like the Seven Sisters. Be sure to join the 100-mile-long stretch of the South Downs Way if you're looking to explore that.

How to get there

Transport to and around Brighton and Hove

Fly into London (LGW-Gatwick), the closest airport, located 21.4 mi (34.4 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Brighton Moulsecoomb Station, Brighton London Road Station and Preston Park Station are the main stations in the city.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in the City of Brighton and Hove

The City of Brighton and Hove has numerous romantic locations to explore as a couple. Holiday homes are available near places like Preston Manor, an Edwardian-style mansion and walled garden with colourful flowers and plants, and Hove Park, a large parkland with flowers, sculptures and grassy areas for recreation. You could also visit Hove Museum & Art Gallery, a museum within a villa with exhibits of toys, film, local history and fine art.

How many holiday rentals are available around The City of Brighton and Hove?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 716 holiday lettings around The City of Brighton and Hove. From 111 cottages to 323 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in The City of Brighton and Hove?

There's nothing better than a bit of sand between your toes and the taste of sea salt on your lips. It's time to round up your posse for a beach escape like no other. Fortunately, there are 152 beachside getaway properties to whisk yourself away to. Of course, that might not be your style. Luckily, HomeAway has heaps more options, including:

  • 118 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 84 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 84 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in The City of Brighton and Hove?

Explore this destination like a local from the comfort of a chic and cosy apartment. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood before you know it! HomeAway has 511 for you to browse through here. How does £51 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't fit with your posse's style, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 288 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Cottage: 112 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £93 per night.
  • Hotel: 52 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.

Can I stay in The City of Brighton and Hove in a large group?

There's nothing quite as exciting as staying somewhere new with extended family and friends. And the best news is HomeAway has some options to suit big groups. Apartment holiday rentals are the leading choice for large groups of visitors, with 74 available here. In and around the area, the rental properties that can accommodate bigger groups include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can fit 6 of you? We have 155 that will be ideal. The prices start from £86 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 56 holiday rentals that are perfect. The starting price is £136 per night.
  • Searching for properties for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be glad to learn we have 40 that'll be ideal. You can bag one from just £79 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can take your dad, your grandpa and all your mates to The City of Brighton and Hove.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in The City of Brighton and Hove?

Friends are the family we choose. Renew the connections with those you hold dearest and organise a budget-friendly stay with HomeAway. You'll discover lots of deals to brag about in Hove. The average price in this amazing area is £116 a night, and you'll have as many as 605 holiday rentals to pick from.