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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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Brilliant !!

Well worth a visit -- really good audio tour. Steeped in history . Entry fee a bit expensive . Nice tea rooms .

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit -- really good audio tour. Steeped in history . Entry fee a bit expensive . Nice tea rooms .

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have disabilities and cant stand too long without needing a seat. The staff gave myself and carer a big concession of 9 pounds between us. Enjoyed seeing all the over the top ethnic décor and furniture very much, has been a wish of mine for years! Not disappointed. did find a seat here and there so very helpful. The... More 

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Leamington Spa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We'd been to the Pavilion several times over the years, and every time we go back the experience is better than before. This time, presumably sparked by the centenary of WWI, there were displays about how the Pavilion was turned into a hospital for Indian soldiers wounded on the Western Front, with photographs and paintings of this time. It's quite... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This building is worth it's weight in gold, silver gilt and everything else magnificent. The architecture is superb as well as whimsical. George IV must have had a sense of theatre as well as humour. Take an audio tour, it really is enlightening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Brighton without planning, so we didn`t know about the pavilion. It is the most stunning building in the middle og Brighton, looks like an indian palace. There is a beautiful park around it, and it is open for everyone. It is well worth going inside too; absolutely breathtaking!

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you like a mix of Chinese/ Indian architecture and design then this is the place for you. It was built for George the 4th so the interior is quite eclectic. It is easy to spend an hour or so wandering around the rooms gazing at the ceilings, walls, in fact anywhere as their isn't a spare inch that hasn't... More 

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West Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Royal Pavilion gives you an insight the life of this extravagant prince/king. The audio guides are informative but do not overload. Worth a visit to see the stunning chandelier and the huge kitchen with rows of copper pots and pans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A quick day trip to Brighton to include the Pavillions. Fascinating. I declined the audio as I was not made aware of the device till leaving the tills. I decided I wanted to let my mind wander and take in the history. Stunning. Only one school trip inside even though it was mid morning and not yet Easter. School holidays... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You cannot but fail to be impressed by the Royal Pavilion. Even if you are not keen on stately homes the sheer excessiveness just has to be seen. The Pavilion is huge and every room is gaudily decorated in a Chinese style. The audio guide is excellent with about 25 different stops as you go round the 2 story building.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Fascinating, impressive and captivating throughout the tour with audio handset. Just told you enough to let the imagination do the rest. Took about 3hrs at a steady pace. A few places to sit if one gets tired. Here's the BUT that spoilt such a lovely day....waiter at the coffee shop was very cold, rude and condescending when I asked if... More 

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