Monday, 28 April 2008

Brighton sewer tours

If you like getting down and dirty, then a Brighton sewer tour could be just what you need to get all nice and grubby! Well, not literally, of course. The old Victorian sewers are actually pretty clean these days. It was after listening to the lovely Simon Calder espousing the delights of Brighton's hidden gems on the Enjoy England video, that I realised how many hidden gems there actually are in the city and the sewer tours are definitely one of them.

Brighton's Victorian sewerage system is one of the most magnificent examples of civil engineering in the country and the sewer tours, which run from May until September, have become a highly popular attraction for tourists and local residents. And if you don't believe me, they were named Best Place to Visit in the Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2007. So there.

The Sewer Tour lasts approximately one hour and starts under the Brighton Pier and emerges back at ground level through a manhole in the middle of the Old Steine Gardens.

The minimum age for tours is 11 years old and you'll need to wear suitable clothing (trousers) and footwear and asked to climb and descend ladders. Find out more about Brighton sewer tours.

We'll be uncovering more of our favourite hidden Brighton gems throughout May.



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