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Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Sistine Chapel Ceiling

The only known reproduction of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling in the world is at the English Martyrs Catholic Church in Goring by Sea. Gary Bevans, a sign writer parishioner with no formal training, started the work after a parish pilgrimage to Rome. At 2/3 scale of the original, the colours match the newly cleaned ceiling in Rome.
West Pier

West Pier

Once a thriving centre of seaside entertainment, all that is left of the West Pier is its architectural remains. Still a breathtaking sight and arguably the most photographed building in Brighton & Hove. The area is also now home to the independent traders of the West Pier Arches.
Ropetackle Arts Centre

Ropetackle Arts Centre

Ropetackle Arts Centre is a multi-award-winning arts venue that attracts some of the biggest and best performing arts events in the UK. Situated in the heart of Shoreham, and staffed almost entirely by volunteers, Ropetackle is run by and for the local community. Friendly, welcoming, diverse and fun, it's a great night out at a fair price.
Hove Beach Huts

Hove Beach Huts

Discover Hove's iconic beach huts with their colourful and vibrant facades, and enjoy the leisurely feel of Hove seafront, with its plush seafront lawns overlooked by the beautiful Regency architecture of Brunswick Square, Hove and the stunning Adelaide Crescent.
Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Hove Museum & Art Gallery

Step into a world of toys, cinema, local history, and fine art. Hove Museum & Art Gallery is a family friendly museum with one of the finest craft collections in the UK. Hove Museum’s family friendly displays will inspire visitors of all ages. Features film pioneers and a snoring wizard!
Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre is a medieval Wealden Hall House built in 1436. Today the building plays host to a variety of local history and community events, and is also available for private hire.
Hever Castle

Hever Castle

Hever castle, the family home of Anne Boleyn, hosts a display of Tudor artefacts and portraits. See Anne Boleyn's famous letter to Henry VIII. Wander the ornate, award-winning gardens, hire a boat and set sail on the lake, picnic in the grounds or eat in the restaurants. There are two mazes to explore but beware, one is a water maze!
Gunpowder Mills

Gunpowder Mills

Historic gunpowder mills in a pretty woodland setting with a guided trail. More than 100 buildings to explore along a woodland stream.
Priory Park

Priory Park

Just a 10 minute walk from the station, Priory Park is 65 acres of historic interest, home to Reigate Priory, currently a junior school but founded in the 13th century as a monastery. The park has formal gardens, a lake, a great playground with water features, football pitches, skate park, tennis courts and a cafe. A range of events take place each year.