Explore one of Britain’s most popular coastal regions with our 3 day Brighton and South Downs itinerary. Get to know the bustling city of Brighton and the charming medieval town of Lewes. You’re right in the heart of the gently rolling green hills of the South Downs here, and the dramatic Seven Sisters Cliffs are a short train ride away, so it’s ideal for exploring the countryside too.
For shorter trips like this one, you can book your individual rail tickets in advance through the Trainline, ACP Rail, International Rail and Rail Europe. If you’re making a longer journey, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass that allows you unlimited journeys, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace.
Start your journey
Brighton is just an hour’s journey from London by train. Trains run regularly from London Victoria, London Bridge and London St Pancras Intl.
Day 1: Brighton
Stay in the colourful, creative city of Brighton, loved for its seaside walks, independent shops and great live music scene. From traditional pubs to great restaurants, fantastic shopping, the magnificent royal palace known as Brighton Pavilion and a fantastic city buzz, there’s plenty here to keep you busy. Brighton Station is right in the centre of the city, so you’re within easy walking distance of most of the city’s main attractions, from the pier to the historic shopping district known as the Lanes.