Great Places to Travel to From Brighton

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Living in Brighton means that you’ve got a plethora of different motorway connections leading to other areas in the UK, not to mention easy access to the second busiest train station in England with a variety of different rail routes. This makes travelling around the country from Brighton a great opportunity, and with so many different places to visit, it could be hard to pick just one.

We’ve put together a list of great places to visit with Brighton as your starting point. Read on to find out more.


The home place of English rugby union, Twickenham is the location of the iconic Twickenham rugby stadium and is also close to Heathrow Airport. With great connections into London Waterloo and Clapham Junction by train, Twickenham also makes an excellent base for days out into the centre of the capital city.

Whether you’re visiting for a tour of the rugby stadium or even a match day, a plane spotting trip at Heathrow or just want to explore the area of Southwest London, Twickenham is easy to get to from Brighton by car, coach, or rail. If you’re travelling by car, the Your Parking Space Twickenham page is a great place for pre-booking a car parking space in the area from a local resident, as there aren’t any commercial car parks within walking distance of the stadium.


114 miles away from Brighton, Bristol is a great area for a shopping trip, weekend away or even a fun-filled couple of days with the kids. There are loads of different things to do in Bristol, and enveloped in the hills of South West England, it’s definitely a city with a story to tell. The outskirts of the city are home to rolling countryside, which can make for awesome nature-related trips and days out. If you’re planning to travel to Bristol from Brighton, you can get there by car, rail or coach.

If driving remember to factor in the cost of parking, like Brighton the city of Bristol is known for its anti-car policies and as a consequence parking charges are very high. Search for car parks on to get an idea of the prices in Bristol.


Cardiff in Wales is 141 miles away from Brighton, and is a fantastic destination for a weekend away. Wales welcomes tourists from all over the world, and is a popular holiday destination for many. The capital city of Wales offers a range of exciting and unique tourist attractions, first-class entertainment and plenty of shopping opportunities. The perfect holiday destination for couples, families, and groups of friends, Cardiff will not disappoint with its range of historic buildings, unique activities and romantic ambience.


Only 137 miles away from Brighton, Birmingham is an excellent destination if you’re looking to go on a road trip. With world-famous attractions such as Cadbury World, Warwick Castle and the Birmingham flagship National Sea Life Centre, there’s no shortage of things to do in Birmingham, and it’s a trip that the whole family will love. There’s also a range of fantastic museums and art galleries to visit. Dining in Birmingham is also second to none, with a range of Michelin star restaurants and world-class curry houses to choose from. Get there by car, train or coach.

Where’s your favourite place to travel to for a day or weekend trip from Brighton? We’d love to hear all about it – let us know in the comments section below!

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Founder and co-editor of, Claire has been blogging since 2009. She has posted on a variety of sites including The Argus, The Huffington Post and The Guardian's Comment Is Free. Known as The Contented Mummy on social media, she is dedicated to honest, unsponsored blogging so that parents can benefit from shared experience. Can also be found at - sharing her journey to health & wellness.

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