Sea Life Brighton, Brighton

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#3 of 11 in Parks in Brighton
Explore underwater life at Sea Life Brighton, the world’s oldest aquarium dating back to 1872. Featuring Victorian architecture, the aquarium offers over 50 sea creature displays. Walk through the underwater tunnel or take a ride on the glass-bottom boat to view a variety of giant sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays. Kids love handling crabs, starfish, and sea anemones in the interactive rockpool. Although somewhat pricey for a visit, discounts are given to those who buy tickets online. Take advantage of the free drink with purchase of a show guide at the entrance. Use our Brighton trip planner to arrange your visit to Sea Life Brighton and other attractions in Brighton.
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  • Okay, my brother liked it, but he is easy to please. Not all that large, but it was fun. Loved the old 19th century style.  more »
  • Adults Teenagers and 4 year old really enjoyed it, lots to see. Really enjoyed the talk about the Turtles. Its is inside a very beautiful victorian aquarium.  more »
  • Visited with my teenage sister, very enjoyable but small, so if you can get discount or 241 it's worth it. Nothing in the aquarium different to any others but still nice!  more »
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  • Very nice and helpful staff. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was for value. I had been intending to go for ages and finally got round to it. Very impressed and will be going again for sure.
  • A great place to take kids when the weather isn't nice. The displays are excellent and the fish specimens are varied and well kept. My only criticism is it could do with more information boards to accompany the species being kept in the aquariums - you often have to guess what fish (or other aquatic animal!) your looking at. The huge turtle and tiny seahorses were particular highlights.
  • +++ great day out, lots of things to see! loved it.Staff very friendly.Would highly recommend. Fabulous place to take children
  • It's set by the really lovely Brighton Pier with lovely scenery, but parking is a nightmare. You'll have to drive around until you get to one of the very small and narrow pay and display roads nearby. We managed to find parking 10 minutes walk away
  • Great place for kids and adults alike. Great range of animals to discover. Unique viewing system for some of the bigger fish. It is wheelchair and buggy accessible.

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During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
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