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Royal Pavilion

Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
44 1273 290900
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Ranked #1 of 83 attractions in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Getting married
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... more » 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." « less
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Chickster78
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22 reviews 22 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. Beautiful inside and out with a great story! Costs around £11 to enter tour takes about 1.5 hours

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althorpe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

didn't go inside quite expensive at £44 for four of us. however the surrounding gardens were lovely to walk round.

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Ashington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wanted to visit here for many years !!! Its a must , My husband and I were blown away , the decor inside was out of this world, half way around our tour we stopped in the cosy tea/coffee shop reasonably priced home made cakes ect, very tasty.the tour cost £11 each, money well spent .

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Should not be missed, very informative tour. Could spend a whole day there. Very close to Laines area

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Although we didn't have the time to venture inside the Royal Pavilion, it is indeed beautiful from the outside despite the grounds needing some work done to them. Coming from New Zealand which is known for it's beautiful beaches, Brighton as a whole was a bit of a let down for me and the Pavilion is definitely the best thing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I had no expectation of this building having never heard of it. The outside of the building is beautiful, but has nothing on the interior which has been restored to an incredible extent. The audio given at admission is great . Well worth a visit. And well worth the admission price.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit during winter or spring. In winter you can ice skate. In spring you can relax on the lawn and enjoy a nice sunny picnic lunch-- but of course weather permitting since it is England. You can easily spend 1-3 hours here, and it is very walkable from the pier. There is also a tourist office inside... More

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Ashford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Worth taking a few photos of for your holiday album,but we found it a bit tired loking & in need of some tender,loving care.The grounds are an ideal place for a picnic on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Brighton Pavilion is the most obvious landmark sitting near the seafront between Brighton and Kemptown up the road from Brighton Pier. The building is interesting from the outside with it's minaret spires and eastern influenced architecture. You can visit the pleasant gardens for free where many people chill out or visit the nearby cafe listening to buskers on the lawn.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Staff were grumpy and we were not offered audio guides. The actual pavilion was very interesting but due to lack of audio guide it was a bit vague

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