September 22, 2006

Brighton Pavilion and Pier

After Wakehurst, we travelled to Brighton to visit the Brighton Pavilion. The interior furnishings were splendid but no pictures were allowed. We marvelled at how well the city of Brighton was able to maintain this palace built by King George IV (mad King George's son).

The Brighton Pier was OK but many of the businesses were closed (end of season) and the beach was pebbly - but some people were swimming!

We stayed at the St Mary's Gate Inn, visible from the within the walls of Arundel Castle gardens. Ardis was especially excited to find a Queen Victoria era mailbox around the corner from our hotel.

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