Much of it still looks just as it did 70 years ago with weather-boarded cottages, mossy-roofed townhouses and narrow "twittens
", or passageways.
or Ship Street Gardens in this case, one of Brighton's tiny twittens
(Sussex-speak for a short cut or alleyway).
Linking these streets which run towards the beach are twittens
- Sussex alleyways - which have become tightly-packed terraces, some surrounded by spectacular gardens.
There have been only 40 kings and queens of England since the Battle of Hastings - not even a coachload - and in the year of a royal wedding, somehow it felt appropriate to reconnect with our sovereign roots among Battle's quaint twittens
Linking these streets which run towards the beach are 'twittens
' - Sussex alleyways - which have become tightly-packed terraces of their own, some surrounded by spectacular gardens.
There are surprises around every corner in The Lanes, a network of quaint streets and twittens
(narrow passageways) filled with high street brands, small boutiques, jewellery shops, cafes and coffee shops.
Down memory Lanes Brighton's famous The Lanes is a series of narrow streets and "Twittens
" (Sussex dialect for alleyways) well known for antique shops and avant garde clothing stores.
In a maze of narrow, flint-walled alleys called twittens
, you find yourself wandering from century to century, each gap providing a new perspective of Downs, river or the ruins of the Norman castle which overlooks the town.