CULTURE: Brighton named as ‘Essential Non-Capital City to Visit’

We were delighted to discover that travel website GoEuro recently named Brighton as one of ten ‘Essential Non-Capital Cities to Visit’ in a recent article.

The piece describes our lovely hometown in terms of its liberal, free-thinking attitude and ‘dedication to the arts’. Also, we can’t help but agree when it suggests Brighton’s Festival and Fringe events as a huge draw, along with artists’ open houses… not to mention the huge array of vegan and veggie friendly cafes and restaurants.

Obviously there’s loads more to offer in Brighton that could have been mentioned, from the English seaside essentials of fish ‘n chips and a walk on the pier, to the Sealife Centre and Brighton’s Pavilion museums just to name a few.

The article highlights the fact that there’s more to Europe than her capital cities, and offers some new ideas that people might not have thought of. GoEuro place Brighton amongst some other truly brilliant European cities such as Valencia in Spain and Krakow in Poland.

As for us, we’re pretty pleased with Brighton’s well-deserved place on the list, and we would suggest that next time you’re planning a European city break, you opt from one of the roads less travelled.

I guess the only thing left to say is… London who?

To see who else is on the list, head over to the full article.

The Verse Staff

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