ECo Houses 2008 & map

ECO Houses 2008 showing some of the parks

Preston Park is the biggest park and the others are:

  • Queens Park
  • Hove Park
  • St Anne’s Wells Gardens
  • Dyke Rd Park
  • East Brighton  Park
  • Wild Park
  • Withdean Park
  • The Level
  • Blakers Park
  • Stoneham Park
  • Easthill Park
  • Hollingbury Park & Woods

More details here

Brighton & Lewes Biosphere Reserve












A biosphere means that this area has recently been listed by the United Nations as an “outstanding natural landscape” with varied habitats.  Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere is one of six biosphere reserves in the UK. It covers 400 sq km of land and sea between the River Adur and the River Ouse. The idea is to bring together the three environments of the countryside, the coast, and the places where people live.





The Brighton i360 is a viewing tower on the seafront at the foot of the West Pier which opened in August 2016. The platform is the highest observation tower outside of London. In clear weather visitors can see over 25 miles in every direction.The tower was designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye.

 i360 Website



Farming near Brighton & Hove

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Brighton and Hove is south of the chalk hills of the South Downs.  The most common crops grown on the Downs are wheat, barley and oilseed rape. This is because they all grow well in light, chalky soil. Cows and sheep are the animals you’re most likely to find grazing on the Downs.The chalk ridge of hills  is all that remains of a huge ‘crown’ of a hill that went all the way up to the North Downs near London.

The farmland around Brighton is not a ‘natural’ landscape’. What we see now has been shaped by people over thousands of years. Sheep grazing, hedging and ploughing  have made the land look like it does today.

Brighton & Hove City Council owns about 6,000 hectares (14,000 acres) of countryside around the city - most of the land from Saltdean to Ditchling Beacon and around Hove towards Southwick. Most of this land is in the South Downs National Park, amounting to over 40% of the City of Brighton & Hove.

Brighton & Hove Sheep

Learning resources from the South Downs National Park

Sussex Wildlife  Trust

The Stanmer Estate


Brighton Marina

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The Brighton Marina was built during the 1970′s. The huge concrete supports were made on the site and put in place by a giant crane which was also made on the site. The main parts of the structure were finished by 1977 and it was opened  by Queen Elizabeth II in May 1979.

It’s now one of the largest leisure boat marinas in Europe. As well as the boating harbour there are houses, shops, restaurants, an hotel, a casino, a cinema and a gym. There are opportunities for sailing, boat trips, diving, fishing and bowling. 

It covers an area of about 127 acres  or 0.51 km

Brunswick Developments owns the Marina.

 The RNLI operates a lifeboat from a new Station  on the West Quay.

A Sea Jet service once ran from the Marina to Dieppe in France -it was between 1979 and 1980.

More information about  Brighton Marina