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In addition to a breath-taking array of outstanding natural beauty, the southern county of East Sussex boasts an incredibly diverse range of attractions. From the picturesque walks offered by the rolling South Downs National Park to the nightlife of busy Brighton, there's something to offer holidaymakers of all inclinations. On the famous seafront of Brighton is a unique attraction that details the history of this special town - the Brighton Fishing Museum. Surrounded by some of the most famous hotels in East Sussex, it's a must-visit location.
Brighton Fishing Museum is in the heart of the Fishing Quarter - a small section of Brighton's seafront, just to the west of the famous pier. Installed in the King's Road Arches, the museum literally fits into the landscape of the city's Victorian past.
The exhibition charts the city's past, developing from the small 1700's fishing village of Brighthelmstone, into one of the south coast's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The volunteer-run museum is open seven days a week and is free to enter.
On the esplanade outside the museum, visitors can sample from freshly caught fish from the smoke house. There's also a charming array of local, coastal-themed artwork on display in the many neighbouring galleries.
Thanks to its central location, there's no shortage of hotels near Brighton Fishing Museum. For the classic Brighton experience, consider staying in one of the many elegant seafront hotels. From the decadent Grand to the more modest and affordable Cecil House Hotel, there's plenty of diversity along the seafront.
The Kemp Town district, just to the east of the pier, is home to plenty of welcoming bed and breakfasts. From Fab Guest to the Brighton Surf Hotel, the guesthouses in this part of town offer a relaxed atmosphere and close proximity to all the city's premier attractions.
Moving towards Hove, in the west of town, visitors will find plenty more luxurious hotels. The Brunswick Square Hotel enjoys a prominent position in one of Brighton's iconic seafront squares. Elsewhere, the Cross Street Guest House offers the chance to sample Hove's friendly residential streets.