Brilliant Brighton in Sussex – stay at George IV

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Posted by B&B Blogger | Posted in Places to visit | Posted on 22-07-2010

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Brighton on the south coast of England has so much to offer whether you are looking for a short break or a longer holiday.  A wonderfully vibrant and colourful cities that manages to be Cosmopolitan, compact, energetic, unique, fun, lively, historic, young, exotic and free-spirited… all at the same time!

Just 50 miles from London and nestling between the South Downs & the sea on the stunning Sussex south coast, Brighton offers everything from Regency heritage to beachfront cool.

If you are thinking culture and Regency heritage check out the Royal Pavilion (the seaside palace of Prince Regent – George IV), the famous shopping ‘Laines’ and the spectacular Regency sea front promenade.  If you are looking for a mediterranean feel, head for the Brighton Marina that has a huge range of bars and restaurants along the boardwalk.  If you are just looking to chill out and relax try the beach, pier or one of the cities many parks.

Brighton also has a thriving nightlife with clubs and pubs in the town – a particular favourite for wedding hen and stag parties.  For more cultured entertainment there are great venues including the Theatre Royal, Brighton Dome and the Brighton Centre.  There are also cinema in the city centre and at the Marina.

If you are looking for accommodation in Brighton, East Sussex check out George IV which is a delightful eight-bedroom guesthouse.  Situated in one of the best settings in Brighton, on a lovely square looking down to the sea. The spacious sea-facing rooms offer incredible views, while the stunning balcony room has a wow factor like no other wow factor. All the rooms are spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, and the vibe is relaxed.

Discover Sussex – the Sportsman Inn

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Posted by B&B Blogger | Posted in Places to visit | Posted on 20-06-2010

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Whether you’re planning to walk, cycle or explore the historic local towns & coast of Sussex, The Sportsman Inn is a superb base. Set exactly 1/2 way on the Southdowns Way between Winchester and Eastbourne, in picturesque Amberley village (the ‘Pearl of Sussex’), in the heart of the Southdowns National Park.

All the best attractions of Sussex are right on the door step, so why not plan a days racing at nearby Fontwell or Goodwood? If speed is more your style visit the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit – all within a 10 – 15 minute drive. Beautiful Arundel is 5 miles away with its Castle, Cathedral, Wetlands and unique shops. Historic Parham House & gardens are just a walk away and the Roman town of Chichester with its theatres, markets and cathedral is just 15 minutes away by car. The pretty market towns of Petworth, Midhurst & Storrington are all nearby.

Petworth boasts the magnificent Petworth House and Park (designed by Capability Brown) as well as many antique shops. Midhurst hosts Gold Cup Polo and offers a range of independant shops and boutiques. Amberley Working Museum is a short walk away, or why not spend the afternoon on a cruise of the Arun river, or fishing at nearby Chalk Springs Trout Fishery?

The Sportsman Inn is an award winning freehouse with a history that dates to at least 1706. They offer a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere in which you can enjoy our superb local ales, fine wines and locally sourced, homemade food – from pub favourites to gourmet meals. All while you enjoy the stunning views of Amberley Wildbrooks and the Southdowns. 5 en-suite rooms are all individually decorated and have views across the Wilbrooks towards Pulborough RSPB Nature reserve or of the Southdowns.Perfect for bird watchers & nature lovers! All rooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and power showers. Breakfast is served in the conservatory restaurant and you can choose from a hearty full english (with locally produced sausages, award winning black pudding & local free-range eggs) or a selection of contenental dishes. Short breaks at special rates are available mid week from October – March.

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