Definition of Brighton from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a large town on the coast of East Sussex in southern England. In the 18th century it became a fashionable place for people to swim, and it is still a popular place for people to spend their holidays. Its well-known buildings include the Royal Pavilion and the Palace Pier, and it is also famous for its Regency architecture. The Grand Hotel was the scene of the Brighton bombing in 1984, when five people died after the IRA tried to kill members of the Conservative government who were in Brighton for the party conference. see also the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run