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Address: Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 44 1273 290900
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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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It never fails to astonish!

If you are visiting Brighton, you should not miss this. Ideal for a winter weekday visit: we had it to ourselves. The creation of the greatly unloved Prince Regent about whom... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Essex Coast
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting Brighton, you should not miss this. Ideal for a winter weekday visit: we had it to ourselves. The creation of the greatly unloved Prince Regent about whom there is lots of lurid information. Magnificently restored and an enormous credit to Brighton Council who bought it from Queen Victoria when she fell out of love with it,... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Both internally and externally, the Pavilion is spectacular. The rooms are all decorated on Indian and Chinese themes and are truly magnificent. Of particular note are the huge chandeliers. The whole place reflects the decadence of a bygone age and was clearly built to impress the royals' guests. The local council is to be congratulated for rescuing and preserving this... More 

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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy the cartoons and wonder at the opulence of the banqueting rooms and music room Well worth the couple of hours spent following the route through the pleasure palace bought for £53k by Brighton Council

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a pity you cant take photos inside, I would have been snapping away like a madwoman! If you think the outside is impressive you are unprepared for the inside! Allow at least 2 hours and a sit down in the cafe to rest your legs. So glad we paid a visit!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a great way to spend a couple of hours if you wish to find out a little bit about English history lots to see and some amazing history

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful decor. Stunning architecture well worth a visit. Worth it for the chandeliers alone! Some areas closed for refurb hence 4 stars.

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East London
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exterior Indian design belies the interior chinoiserie and regency styles. Opulent, OTT, breathtaking. Wonderful. A must-see! The Queen Adelaide tea rooms have dropped off a bit though. Too small and the quality of cakes etc., is not what it used to be.

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can't really visit Brighton without stopping at this place and I'd really, really recommend a visit. Slightly pricey, but gorgeous interiors and if you decide not to go inside, the outside is worth a few photos.

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163 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am really pleased to have visited the Pavilion as it is so very different to all other Royal Palaces i have visited. The entrance fee at £11.50 per adult (10% off online) is also fair when compared to other similar attractions. The inside is ornate and the staff we spoke to were very dedicated to the place. The tea... More 

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Dibden Purlieu, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Royal Pavilion Brighton is located in the city centre and only a five minute walk from the seafront. When in Brighton this is a place not to miss. It was built as a Royal Palace for King George IV. The Pavilion is lavishly decorated in an oriental theme and hand painted chinese wallpapers. The banqueting room is amazing with... More 

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