Yesterday I decided to spend my lunch break hunting down the snails close to the VisitBrighton office. Our very own snail, A Spin Around Brighton, has arrived from London Victoria and is now in pride of place outside Brighton Town Hall so this seemed a good place to start. There’s a chance I might be biased, but isn’t he fantastic! The details are incredible – right down to individually painted pebbles on the beach.

Photo of A Spin Around Brighton Snailspace sculpture

From Brighton Town Hall take a right and then a left onto East Street and you’ll soon come across Goldie. This snail certainly lives up to his name – his metallic exterior gleams in the sunshine! Stunning in his simplicity, he has been designed to give us pause for thought and reflect on the beauty to be found in the everyday.

Photo of Goldie Snailspace sculpture

Next up is All Aboard the Snail Bus, who is a little further along East Street tucked away in the entrance to Market Street. Make sure you have a good look at the passengers on the bus – some of the creatures most usually found on the seafront seem to be off on a day trip!

Photo of All Aboard teh Snail Bus Snailspace sculpture

Carry on along on Market Street until you reach Donatello and on the other side of the restaurant, you’ll find Around the Whirled. I love this snail’s outfit – he’s decked out like a true tourist! But this tourist takes his time – on his shell, you’ll find tips for travelling the world at a snail’s pace.

Photo of Around the Whirled Snailspace sculpture

The final snail on this tour is outside The Ivy in the Lanes, so take a stroll across Brighton Square onto Union Street, then turn left onto Ship Street. To Everything There is a Season is right by The Ivy’s entrance and this beautiful snail was inspired by bee watching on artist Danni Smith’s allotment. The design features flowers from every season of the year and is a great reminder to slow down and appreciate the changes that come with each season.

Photo of To Everything There Is A Season snailspace sculpture

This is an ideal walk to fit into a lunch break or quick trip into the city. But equally, there are so many great shops, cafés and restaurants to explore in The Lanes that you may want to #BeMoreSnail and take your time, with a few stop-offs en route. See below for our suggestions!

Things to look out for in The Lanes:

Katie

You can download the full trail map from our website or pick up a printed copy from one of our Visitor Information Points. Don't forget the Snails are art sculptures so please respect them and do not climb on or graffiti them. The Snails are supporting the Martlets so if you would like to donate text Slow18£3 to 70070 and/or download the official Snailspace app.

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As the leaves turn golden in Autumn 2018, Martlets and Wild in Art will be coming out of their shells as The Snailway arrives in Brighton & Hove. #BeMoreSnail

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