Surrounded by scenic landscapes, stimulating activities and luscious food, Horsted Place Hotel is the perfect place for some much-needed time away from everyday life. With Brighton just a short trip down the road, the opportunities are endless; the seaside town is known for many things, and being boring isn’t one of them.
Brighton began as a small Saxon village and was once called Beorthelm’s tun, meaning farm or village.
For centuries, Brighton was mainly known as a small fishing community, but in 1783, King George IV started visiting Brighton regularly and his residence there became the start of the Royal Pavilion as we know it today. He was a lover of art and admired the Chinese style, and hired architect John Nash to develop his seaside home into a grand villa, which was known as the Marine Pavilion.
In 1808, the royal stables were built, which is today used for concerts and conferences.
It was only in 1815 that George transformed his villa into the grand palace we know as the Royal Pavilion today.
Brighton isn’t just beautiful beaches and unique shops, it’s the people who make it what it is today. Over the years, Brighton seems to have fashioned a number of celebrities. From social media influencers to DJs to authors, talent seems to thrive in the city of Brighton.
With the city’s population rapidly increasing over the years, it’s no surprise so many gifted people are born here. Only in 2010, the population stood at 555,800 people - now in 2022, it has grown to a staggering 617,400.
The spotlight today seems to be shining on successful influencers and YouTube stars, such as Zoella, Poppy Deyes, Saffron Barker and Joe Weller. ITV presenter Holly Willoughby was also born in Brighton, as was pop star Conor Maynard. International bestselling crime and thriller writer, Peter James, who has gone on to sell more than 20 million of his books, is another famous resident, alongside FatBoy Slim, who found his fame DJing on the Brighton club scene.
If there’s one thing Brighton is best known for, it’s the LGBTQ+ community. Each year, Brighton hosts its own Gay Pride festival, and this year it’s scheduled to take place from Friday 5th August to Sunday 7th August. The festival will be headlined by Paloma Faith and Christina Aguilera - start planning your outfits, it’s going to be a fabulous weekend!
For spectacular views of the ocean or a fun day out with the kids, spend an afternoon at the Brighton Palace Pier. Keep entertained with the amusement arcade, ride on the attractions or take a break at one of the many restaurants or snack kiosks.
If historic architecture is something that interests you, then why not visit St Peter’s Church? Built from 1824-1828, its Gothic style has to be seen.
Things to ‘Brighton’ your day
If you’re searching for the perfect place to buy a holiday souvenir or do a spot of shopping, visit The Lanes or North Laine, where you can also grab a refreshing drink and a delicious bite to eat.
Dive deep and spend your day at Sea Life Brighton, where you will meet the UK’s largest selection of sharks and you can explore the underwater tunnel and be surrounded by stunning sea life. Or, you can journey through Brighton on an open top tour bus to experience the best panoramic sights. Here, you can enjoy amazing views of the Brighton Marina and the Royal Pavilion and so much more.
Alternatively, why not just unwind on one of the many brilliant beaches of Brighton?
Stay with us
There’s so much more to explore and experience when you stay with us - this is just the tip of the iceberg. Our charming home from home at Horsted Place Hotel will give you the right balance of exciting thrills and relaxing affairs. Based just a 30-minute drive from the centre of Brighton, you can enjoy the serene tranquillity of the countryside with the choice of venturing into the hustle and bustle of city life.