Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Rottingdean in Brighton

With the Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton coming up - if you fancy getting away from the masses, one idea is to pop along the coast to Rottingdean.

Mentioned in the Domesday book, Rottingdean is a lovely, picturesque seaside village that became fashionable in the nineteenth century among artists, writers and politicians and still retains its artsy feel today. Rudyard Kipling once lived there and you can still visit his gardens today.

A short bus journey (jump in the number 12 at Churchill Square) out of Brighton, Rottingdean is an ideal place to spend a leisurely afternoon.

Here are our top tips for things to do in Rottingdean:

Things to do in Rottingdean

  • Visit Kiplings Gardens - beautiful at this time of year and a tranquil place to relax
  • Visit the Grange Museum - the building itself is of historical significance & houses an art gallery, as well as the museum
  • Visit St Margaret's Church - built of flint and stone, this impressive church is a mixture of Saxon, Norman early English, Victorian and modern, design and construction
  • Walk the undercliff walk to Saltdean
  • Have afternoon tea at one of the tea shops
  • Browse the shops & boutiques along Rottingdean's narrow streets
  • Have a picnic on the beach
  • Combine a trip to Rottingdean with a visit to nearby Brighton Marina

Here are a few photos we took this week to get you all keyed up for a bit of Rotters!



Owen said...

Undercliff walk is always good.

Some photos of Rottingdean and Saltdean:

Paula said...

Don't forget about the rock pools when the tide is out at Rottingdean. It's great to take the kids there and explore them, then have a picnic on the beach.

VisitBrighton: said...

great suggestion paula - i loved rock pools as a kid although not sure the poor crabs i kept netting felt the same way...:)