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Aquarium and Airbnb in Brighton

Aquarium and Airbnb in Brighton

Brighton has an aquarium close by the Brighton Pier. The aquarium is owned and operated by Sealife. It is a good option for families with small children and if it is a wet, windy or cold day. I have visited it a couple of times and found it interesting, even as an adult.  It’s 1 of the few original Victorian aquariums still around, so for that reason alone, it’s worth a look.

1 of the most expensive aspects of traveling to Brighton and, if you’re staying a few days, is accommodation. Brighton has plenty of choices of places to stay from five-star hotels to Bed & Breakfasts to hostels. A relatively new option is Airbnb. The use of Airbnb is a popular choice in Brighton to save costs and put money back into the local economy.

We use Airbnb when we are traveling and are hosts in Brighton when we are at home. I can recommend it as an option for traveling to keep your costs down and the opportunity to interact with locals as well as stay in some great places. We have stayed on a canal boat in Amsterdam, a farm in Tasmania and apartments in Edinburgh and Canada.

Also, we have a special offer where you can win a 2 day stay for one person in our Airbnb listing, click here to enter. (offer runs from February 14th to 27th, 2016)

Brighton Aquarium

Brighton has the oldest operating aquarium in the world. There are around 3,500 marine creatures at the aquarium. There are feeding demonstrations all day and lots of interactive options for children and adults.

The aquarium is only closed on Christmas day and open the rest of the year. The hours are from 10am to 5pm with last admission at 4pm. There are a range of ticket prices including a Gold and Silver Package. I would recommend sticking with the General Admission price if you do not have children otherwise consider the 2 other packages but if you do not have kids it is not really worth the extra cost.

A General Admission at the door for an individual is £17.50 and if there are 2 or more of you it is £14.50 per person. To get the best price book online there is a considerable saving for an individual the price drops to £11.95 and for 2 or more to £9.95.

Top tip is buy your tickets online or you can get a 2 for 1 with your train when booking from other cities to Brighton.

(photos will be soon to follow for this part of our post)


In recent years, a new way of staying in places has come on to the market.

Airbnb offers people the option of hosting people in their homes or being a guest in someone elses. We are hosts in Brighton for Airbnb and this month are giving away a prize for 1 person to spend a few nights in Brighton, to enter, click here.

We have been lucky to be able to stay at people’s places in Holland, Scotland, Australia and Canada. We have enjoyed all of our stays and it has saved us a fortune in hotel bills.

We especially enjoyed staying at hosts properties with pets and there have been some great ones. My favourite was with this house who had a Great Dane and a cat in Leithbridge, Alberta.  We were trapped and needed a place that would take 4 adults and a cat and they took us in – brilliant!

Our Lethbridge dog companion - he didn't interest my parents cat at all!

Our Lethbridge dog companion – he didn’t interest my parents cat at all!

Have you ever stayed at an Airbnb accommodation?

Remember to enter the draw here before February 27th, 2016!


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