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Royal Pavilion

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Address: Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 44 1273 290900
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Getting married
Description: Rebuilt in the 19th century by architect John Nash, this building features...
Rebuilt in the 19th century by architect John Nash, this building features a unique mixture of classical and Indian styles, which has been labeled as "Hindu-Gothic."
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Beautiful building

I enjoyed the outside more than the inside. Its indo- Persian architecture outside and heavy Chinese influences inside. The stories about George and his mistresses on the audio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the outside more than the inside. Its indo- Persian architecture outside and heavy Chinese influences inside. The stories about George and his mistresses on the audio guide can be quite entertaining. There is a lovely stretch of grass outside the building.. On a sunny day you can laze around all afternoon and its lovely...

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting shape but drab colour from outside, couldn't be more different inside. The money spent on it originally is eye watering, nice to see how the other half live! You're not rushed through which is nice but you can't take photos inside. I loved the history, the completely over the top decor and the stories. The head set is included... More 

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Exmouth
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

No words can really describle the wonderful absurdity of the Pavillion. The sheer extravagance of the whole place is mind blowing. So much to see and to learn. An excellent audio guide, well scripted and clearly spoken. Only down side was the refreshment area. A let down, and pretty expensive into the bargain. Would not have minded the prices we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

what a stunning building. Set in beautiful surroundings, well worth a visit. Easy to get back into the centre of town afterwards, also lots to see in the surrounding areas.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Recently visited this fantastic building with a Red Letter Day gift voucher. Visiting the Royal Pavilion was a great afternoon out, such a stunning building with so much history. It took us about 4 hours to look around, which included a stop in the cafe for a cream tea. The audio guide was very informative and allowed you to look... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Full of History and a wonderful place to visit!! I would highly recommend it to everyone to visit!! You will not be disappointed!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fabulous interiors. Give yourself at least 2 hours to do this amazing building justice. It's fascinating. The tea room is very good too.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The outside of the pavilion was much smaller than I had thought after looking at pictures. The interior however, was very nice. It was different than anything else I had been inside of before and I could not get enough of the dinning room.

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Lincs UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

In my view the Pavilion is the only reason to visit Brighton. It is otherwise a tatty, rundown, grubby City, not at all the cool hip place the media make it out to be. There are homeless in every doorway, and at weekends it is awash in hen parties. Hence the Pavilion was a pleasure-we did not expect; the splendour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It cost my husband and myself £23 and once you go into it is worth the money. My husband thought it was a place of worship but I advised that it was the Kings fun Palace so we gave it a go. The decor is mind blowing, such a disappointment that you can't take your own photos and the postcards... More 

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