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University of Brighton
Vacation Travel Guide

Get a glimpse into the life of Brighton’s higher education students at the lively campuses spread across one of England’s most-loved coastal destinations.

Founded in the 1850s, the University of Brighton is recognized as being one the most inclusive educational institutes in the United Kingdom today. Mingle with alumni, students and professors at campuses, gardens, galleries and theaters. Notable former students of the University of Brighton include Turner Prize winning artists, cartoonist Raymond Briggs and musician Fatboy Slim.

Within the city center, the Grand Parade campus stands at the edge of the bohemian Kemptown district. This is the home of the arts faculty and site of the University of Brighton Gallery. Visit the gallery to browse the Aldrich Collection, which features works by former students such as Kenny McKendry and Sir Quentin Blake. Attend theatrical productions and concerts at the 272-seat Sallis Benney Theatre.

On sunny days, students take the chance to relax on the lawns of the nearby Victoria Gardens and Royal Pavilion Gardens. The bars, pubs and restaurants in Kemptown attract crowds at night and make it a fun area to be on any day of the week.

Make the short journey north from the city center to the campus in the village of Falmer. It is adjacent to the 30,000-seat capacity American Express Community Stadium, the home soccer arena of Brighton and Hove Albion FC. Also on the doorstep of this campus is the Castle Hill National Reserve, an area of chalk grassland and valleys that are great for walking.

Depending on your location in the city, the university is easily reachable on foot or by public buses and trains. The train from Brighton railway station to Falmer takes just 10 minutes. Brighton has numerous metered car parking spaces for drivers.

You can visit the University of Brighton year round, although it is liveliest between September and June. Open days and tours are offered for free to future students. Information about events and exhibitions is available on the university’s official website.

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Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
4 out of 5
101 Stroudley Road, Brighton, England
The price is ¥5,189 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2

Located in Brighton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Brighton Toy and Model Museum, Brighton Dome, and Brighton Theatre Royal. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (958 reviews)

"This Hotel is really nice, the rooms are spacious and clean. The location is excellent, right outside the station which is really handy when visiting Brighton. Stayed here twice now and would definitely go back again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England
The price is ¥8,132 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24

Nestled on the beach, this Seafront hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Pier. Brighton Centre and Brighton ...

4.3/5Excellent! (962 reviews)

"Nice swiming pool sauna steam room. Room was a good size"…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Legends Hotel Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
3 out of 5
31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, England
The price is ¥5,721 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18

Located in Kemptown, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Sea Life Centre and Brighton Pier. Brighton Beach and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (665 reviews)

"Well run and friendly hotel, I stayed for 3 nights and the rooms are comfortable and clean. COVID didn’t ruin my stay as the hotel had plenty of measures in place to ensure everything was clean at all times and guests maintained the social distance. The Sunday roast was fantastic, no fuss just good ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

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Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
4 out of 5
101 Stroudley Road, Brighton, England
The price is ¥5,189 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
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Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England
The price is ¥8,132 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
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Legends Hotel Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
3 out of 5
31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, England
The price is ¥5,721 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
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Malmaison Brighton
Malmaison Brighton
4 out of 5
Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
The price is ¥9,048 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 6
Malmaison Brighton
Royal Albion Hotel
Royal Albion Hotel
3 out of 5
35 Old Steine, Brighton, England
The price is ¥5,189 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
Royal Albion Hotel
Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront
Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront
4 out of 5
137 Kings Road, Brighton, England
The price is ¥6,439 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront
Modern Open Plan 5 Bedroom Home With Garden
Modern Open Plan 5 Bedroom Home With Garden
3 out of 5
Coombe Road, Brighton, England
Modern Open Plan 5 Bedroom Home With Garden
1 Bedroom Apartment in Hanover
1 Bedroom Apartment in Hanover
3.5 out of 5
Ladysmith Road, Brighton, England
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Hotel du Vin Brighton
Hotel du Vin Brighton
4 out of 5
2 Ship Street, Brighton, England
The price is ¥10,512 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
Hotel du Vin Brighton
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