Adventures around Brightonwith PlusBus
With its seaside Regency terraces, its many museums and galleries, and its famous piers and pavilion, Brighton is packed with great places to visit. A PlusBus ticket, valid for the whole day on unlimited buses, can take you all over the city and beyond. You can reach hidden gardens, rural parks and urban icons, ruined castles and the rolling South Downs.
1. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Buy your bargain PlusBus ticket for Brighton and Hove at the same time as your train ticket and you can travel all day all over the city. Five minutes from the station by bus, right next to the Royal Pavilion, the city’s museum is definitely worth a visit. It’s packed with cool exhibitions and quirky local finds. The stylish halls are home to everything from Ancient Egyptian mummy cases to contemporary LGBTQ+ fashion.
2. The One Garden
An eighteenth-century manor house with a walled garden in rural Stanmer Park, to the northeast of the city, has become one of Brighton’s newest, most interesting oases. There are different areas of the walled One Garden, which has a cafe and a market. Nearby, there is a leafy local collective of organic and eco-therapy businesses, all among the woods and cattle-grazed slopes of Stanmer Park. Don’t miss the weekend Permaculture stall behind the church, selling fresh juice from fruit that would otherwise have been wasted. Once a month on a Sunday there’s a public tour of the Earthship, an ingenious off-grid house.
- How to get to the One Garden The one garden is a 20-min stroll through Stanmer Park from the gates of the park. Bus 25 runs every few minutes from Old Steine (Stop F), near the museum and pavilion, and stops at Stanmer Park gates. See Good Journey’s directions.
- The One Kitchen serves a seasonal all-day menu, lunch (including soups, stews and specials) and sweet or savoury cream teas.