It's easy to return for another weekend in Brighton and spend it shopping! Instead, you should explore farther as there is always something to find. Newhaven Fort, for example,is located just outside of Brighton in the historic coastal town of Newhaven. An award-winning attraction and a great example of an English fortification, Newhaven Fort boasts all the sights and sounds of the Norman period.
You'll find a huge range of things to explore, including the vast maze of tunnels built into the chalk cliffs. Experience the freedom of this 10-acre site as you stroll along the ramparts, taking in the panoramic views of the South Downs and the Sussex Coast. The cliff-top gun emplacements are sure to ignite the imagination of children and parents alike - every BnB Brighton has are all well within range!
Visitors to the fort have the chance to sit in a recreated 'Blitz' street shelter simulation and experience an air-raid simulation from the two World Wars. Kids will also love the outdoor adventure playground, while the fresh sea air and cosy tea rooms and cafes will entice the adults. Families can also enjoy a number of scenic picnic sites, before returning to spend the rest of the weekend in Brighton.
Situated between Brighton and Eastbourne on the A259 coast road, and linked to Lewes on the A27, Newhaven is easily and readily accessible year round. Trains and buses run regularly from Brighton, terminating in Newhaven town centre, less than 1 mile from the fort. Admission prices range between £4 and £6 with discounts for families. Steeped in history and natural beauty, and just on Brighton's doorstep, Newhaven Fort should be a definite stop on a long weekend in Brighton.
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