Brighton MP3 Audio Walking Tours
We have two MP3 audio walks around Brighton, Around the Royal Pavilion and North Laine and Regency Brighton. You can download them individually for £3 each, or buy both together for £5. All our walks include a map in PDF format, which you will find within the zip file that you download immediately after purchase. Audio files are standard MP3 format, suitable for use on iPods and other MP3-compatible devices.
Around the Royal Pavilion
This walk takes around 60 minutes and takes the visitor past the famous Royal Pavilion and Brighton Dome, as well as around the notorious Lanes, taking in the seafront and Brighton’s piers. NB This tour does not include entry to the Royal Pavilion or provide commentary relating the interior of the building.
Zip file (includes PDF map): 32Mb
Audio length: 27.06
Walking time: 60 mins
North Laine and Regency Brighton
A 60-minute walk taking in trendy North Laine and some of Brighton’s fabulous Regency architecture.
Zip file (includes PDF map): 37Mb
Audio length: 30:53
Walking time: 60 mins
On our two Brighton walks, you will hear about many of the city’s major historical highlights, including:
Closely linked with the Prince of Wales, the eldest son of George the Third, the Brighton Pavilion dates back to the late 18th Century. Its Indian-themed design evolved over several years, with the help of architect John Nash, who created the giant dome at the centre and the tent-like roofs over the Banqueting Hall and the Music Room. The interior of the palace (entrance fee applies) was designed largely by Frederick Crace and Rupert Jones, who were influenced by the bright colours and exotic designs of Chinese and Indian fashion.
Originally a stable building for the Pavilion, the Brighton Dome is now an entertainment venue – and played host to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, won by Abba with Waterloo. Just a year before, Pink Floyd premiered Dark Side of the Moon in the same venue.
These narrow winding streets are full of retail curios and, aside from the beach, are the reason many come to Brighton. There are also many narrow passageways, called ‘Twittens’, throughout the city.
Built between 1891 and 1899, this 1,722-foot pier is regarded as one of the greatest ever built. Still attracting two million visitors a year, it is now home to fairground rides and attractions, and can also be used as a wedding or conference venue.
The Clock Tower
Constructed in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria, the Clock Tower features a 100kg gold-plated bronze ball that used to rise and drop every hour by means of hydraulic power.
To the west of central Brighton is an area featuring classic examples of Regency architecture with many ‘terraces’ and ‘crescents’ typical of the period. Our tour takes you past some fine examples of such properties, which now command significant prices on the property market!
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