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Address: Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 44 1273 290900
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Truly Funky Place with a Colorful History

I had never heard of or seen this place on my past visits to England. When I saw photos of this place my feeling was, "I have to see this for myself!" The Royal Pavilion looks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Northern, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of or seen this place on my past visits to England. When I saw photos of this place my feeling was, "I have to see this for myself!" The Royal Pavilion looks like a compound from India that was dropped into a seaside town in England. It's quite a site to see. The history is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The outside of the pavilion are definitely stunning, but the inside is even better. The ticket £11.5 includes an audio guide and is done quite well - with interesting catching stories of the history, George IV, decorations, reasons for the Chinese motifs inside. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The symbol of Brighton.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When in Brighton, don't miss the Pavilion, an iconic landmark party house built starting in 1786 by George IV when he was Prince of Wales. We found the audio guides to be interesting and helpful. Enjoyed our visit very much on a beautiful spring day!

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Hampshire, UK
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We found the Royal Pavilion very interesting, I would recommend using the audio guides because you can choose the level of information you receive.

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this attraction, found audio guide informative and certainly added to visit able to do at own pace and enjoy the building and decor. Stopped at tea room for tea and scones on balcony, very pleasant outlook. Worth a wander around grounds as well to see building from other angles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit when in Brighton. Unique architecture and an amazin history. Entry fees however are a little bit over the top but no reason to miss out on a great experience.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Audio tour guide was really great as you can select the level of information you wish to hear about.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Just a great place to look around and you really get a feel for the life that was led there. Can get a bit crowded with school trips. Maybe best to go early like we did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Never in my life have I seen such a large expanse of building. It was gorgeous... We walked through the museums with big wide eyes.. I think was absolutely stunning and worth seeing. The gardens are very pretty too.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Even after living in and around Brighton for all of my life I have never actually been to the Royal Pavilion. So I decided to go with some friends.! It was not what I was expecting at all, and the interior can come as a shock. Listen as you go around with headphones and find out so much about this... More 

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