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Brighton Sewer Tour

Brighton, England
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Ranked #18 of 49 Activities in Brighton
Type: Walking tours
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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Battle, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What amazing foresight the Victorians had when they built the Brighton sewers. Not only did they build them well enough to last at least 500 more years but also with enough capacity to cope with our needs today (much more than 100 years ago!) The tour was well organised and very interesting if a bit stinky in places!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What an amazing experience - although probably one I would not repeat! Book well in advance as each tour is restricted to 25 people and only operates during the summer a few evenings a week. The guides - there were four on my tour - are all employed in a full time capacity by Southern Water, excellent at their presentations... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have been wanted to do this tour for years, but have never had the chance to get round to it. However I have finally done it! The most important thing to note is you will need to book in advance, and these tours are so popular they often sell out in advance. The tour starts under the arches to... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I've been meaning to do this for years! Book in advance on Southern Waters website; this will also advise what to wear and to meet at arch 260 by the Palace Pier. At the first you sign in and given a numbered lanyard, hard hat (try and pick one that has a light) and latex gloves. Before the tour you... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I was quite hesitant before we entered the sewers but it was very well organised, safe and not as smelly as you'd think. You are given gloves and a hard hat to wear and it's best to wear good boots/trainers as it can be a bit wet and slippery in places. There's a natural stream flowing through part of it... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We were looking forward to experiencing the tour through a part of Brighton’s Victorian sewer system. Thankfully the experience more than lived up to our expectations. First off, you are kitted out with a hard hat and latex gloves. Then you have a health and safety talk followed by a short video presentation on the history of the system. Once... More

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