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Brighton Clock Tower

While the rest of the city has grown around it, this timekeeper stands tall, as an ever-present reminder of the Victorian Age.

Brighton Clock Tower is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, rising skyward in the center of a commercial street. Its charm lies in its historic and sentimental value to the town. Judge its aesthetics for yourself, as it has been called both charming and charmingly ugly. Capture photos of the classical structure and its Baroque features.

Peruse the shops and cafés on neighboring streets before reaching the tower that stands at their intersection. Gaze up at the 75-foot (23-meter) pillar that rises above the surrounding buildings. The mast with a time ball adds another 16 feet (5 meters) to its height. The noise from the ball frightened local horses, so after several years in operation it was discontinued.

The structure has four clock faces keeping time for the city of Brighton. Note the Corinthian columns and pink granite square base. Appreciate the many intricate details on the four fronts, such as ships with inscriptions and directions. Look for portraits of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and other members of the royal family.

Have your picture taken standing next to one of the city’s most famous structures. Use the site as a meeting point before going out with friends. In winter, the clock tower is decorated in lines of lights for the festive season. Get a closer look at a model of the clock tower in the Brighton Museum.

The site is also known as the Jubilee Clock Tower, since it was built in honor of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee (the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne) in the late 1800s. Architect John Johnson designed the site and politician Sir Arthur Otway laid the foundation stone.

Find Brighton Clock Tower in the center of the city. Take a bus to one of the many stops along the commercial streets near the tower. Churchill Square, St. Nicholas Church and the Pavilion Gardens are nearby attractions. Walk to the beach from the tower in just a few minutes.


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    Located in Seafront, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Brighton Centre, Brighton Beach and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Brighton Pier and British Airways i360 are also within 10 minutes. Brighton Station is 13 minutes by foot and Brighton London Road Station is 28 minutes.

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    Jurys Inn Brighton

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      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Brighton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of North Laine, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Brighton Dome. Churchill Square Shopping Centre and Brighton Royal Pavilion are also within 1 mile (2 km). Brighton Station is only a 4-minute walk and Brighton London Road Station is 12 minutes.

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        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Seafront hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Churchill Square Shopping Centre and Brighton Beach. Brighton Pier and Brighton Royal Pavilion are also within 15 minutes. Brighton Station is 14 minutes by foot and Brighton London Road Station is 29 minutes.

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        Queens Hotel

        Queens Hotel

           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Seafront, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Beach, Brighton Pier and Brighton Sea Life Centre. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton Centre are also within 10 minutes. Brighton Station is 15 minutes by foot and Brighton London Road Station is 27 minutes.

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          ibis Brighton City Centre - Station

             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Brighton City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Laine, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Brighton Dome. Churchill Square Shopping Centre and Brighton Royal Pavilion are also within 15 minutes. Brighton Station is only a 2-minute walk and Brighton London Road Station is 16 minutes.

            Kings Hotel £62
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            Kings Hotel

               
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              With direct access to the beach, this Seafront hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Regency Square, Brighton Beach and British Airways i360. Brighton Centre and Churchill Square Shopping Centre are also within 10 minutes. Brighton Station is 18 minutes by foot.

              Royal Albion Hotel £39
              Royal Albion Hotel

              Royal Albion Hotel

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Seafront, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Brighton Sea Life Centre, Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes. Brighton Station is 16 minutes by foot and Brighton London Road Station is 25 minutes.

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                Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

                Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

                   
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                  With direct access to the beach, this Seafront hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier. Brighton Sea Life Centre and Brighton Centre are also within 5 minutes. Brighton Station is 14 minutes by foot and Brighton London Road Station is 27 minutes.