For my husband’s birthday we decided to head to Brighton to celebrate! We love Brighton, the atmosphere always seems to be so laid back and it’s filled with interesting shops and boutiques to explore!
This time we wanted to go a little further afield to explore somewhere different, and stumbled across the beautiful Stanmer Park.
Located on the north-east outskirts of Brighton city, Stanmer Park is perfect for a winter walk or summer picnic! It’s free to park (always a bonus) and is incredibly peaceful and picturesque.
There were lots of dog walkers out and about, but the park is very clean – with lots of options for different routes, all with stunning views!
We started off at Stanmer House, which I thought was a stately home but turns out to be a restaurant! We didn’t go inside as we’d already treated ourselves to a full english breakfast that morning, but I wish I’d taken a sneaky peek! As it was Mother’s Day, we guessed it would be pretty busy inside, so just admired the gorgeousness of the building outside. Ah well, an excuse to visit again!
We carried on up past the church, into the heart of Stanmer Village! The houses here are so quaint and quintessentially British! The tea room was packed, and I adored the exposed beams – such a beautiful feature! I’d love to come on a rainy afternoon and cosy up with a good cuppa!
If you’re looking for a relaxing and inexpensive morning/afternoon out, I’d definitely recommend it!