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Royal Pavilion

Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
44 1273 290900
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Rebuilt in the 19th century by architect John Nash, this building features a unique mixture of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Stoke on Trent
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We were amazed at the pavilion. The history is amazing the rooms stunning. If in Brighton, you must give it a visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

I often don't waste my time paying to get inside various attractions like this. But believe me, this one is much more incredible on the inside than the outside. George IV basically had a field day creating an Indian inspired outside and Chinese inspired inside. The dining room and music room are absolutely mind bogglingly incredible. If you get the... More 

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east sussex
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14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

a must to see in Brighton. Easy to access near the town centre. Interesting background and history and quite unusual really. Close to the city centre so lots else to see, shop and eat for a great day out.

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Most of the restoration is now completed and it is superb. A free audio guide is available and it added to the tour. I first visited 50 years ago and have returned several times. This was the best visit yet.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

The pivillion is a lovely building , and if you have a hour to spare ,have a look a round , the dinning room and kitchen , are quite something , fascinating that kings and queens sat and ate in these rooms ,, well worth a visit !!!

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Got to visit the Pavilion in Brighton. The historic value of the oldest building around the area in great. The gardens surrounding the building are also really good fun. A must when vising Brighton

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is such an odd experience. The decor is worth the visit. Great informative audio guides. Lots of restoration work. Banqueting room and music room display outrageous ornamentation. My teenagers decided it helped them understand Blackadder and Hugh laurie's character better!

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Sochi, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

this visit was really wonderful. Even my son (aged 6) liked that place. It was unusual mixture of styles and the builing was fascinating.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Royal Pavilion is not to be missed. It is truly splendid. On first sight it seems overwhelming and too extravagant, but if you take your time and look at the craftsmanship the opulence becomes part of the whole sensory experience which is breath-taking. I will definitely return to enjoy this magical place again.

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Brighton
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Royal Pavilion is a must see, if one is to understand the origins of Brighton and it's unique make-up. It is one of the major sources of Brighton's adventurous creativity. The gathering of artistic endeavour from the east fused with flamboyance of a prince.

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