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Royal Pavilion

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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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A tourist attraction exceeding my expectations.

An amazing place, the opulence of which has to be seen to be believed. This is one of the few tourist attractions that have exceeded my expectations, along with the Taj Mahal and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

An amazing place, the opulence of which has to be seen to be believed. This is one of the few tourist attractions that have exceeded my expectations, along with the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon. It's worth using one of the audio guides, which supply just the right amount of information.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The two standout rooms - the dining room and the music room - were breathtaking! Wow. The rest was severely lacking in interpretation. After having paid the ample entry fee they wanted an extra £2 each for audio guide (we shared) and there was no leaflet idle anything. A bit disappointing. The sights were amazing but you didn't really get... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The whole building is fabulous from inside to outside.We were blown away by the dining-room and the ornate chandeliers and pieces on the furniture.I was a bit sorry that we couldn't get a closer view of the kitchen,as I am a chef.The George 1V bedroom was as ornate as the rest of the pavilion.The best room was the last we... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

A past glory but currently showing signs of age and deterioration - it's a shame but it looks like 'cos it is in local authority ownership, then the funding needed may not be getting to it. Still worth a visit, but no clowning glory on Brighton's past anymore.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Words cannot describe this amazing attraction. Ecclectic, eccentric collection, ostentatious - especially for the era. This is somewhere that must be experienced to be believed. Hearing the story enhances the experience so its worth joining a tour to hear about the history and the making of the building through the years to understand how it has come to be how... More 

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Royal Pavillon is a fascinating building. The product of George IV's imagination -- he visited Brighton (Doctors were saying, in 1780, that salt water was good for you) and built this palace, Indian on the outside, chinoiserie on the inside. Sumptuous, luxurious, rich in furnishings, it is also a little like George IV -- obese, wasteful, with no attention... More 

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Keith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

When in Brighton call in past this grand building for a visit. We did the tour without the audio guide which was an additional £2 per person but we got the feel for it through the signs and displays and short 9 minute film. So unless you really want to get all the low down skip the audio guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely surroundings and great historic buildings. The corn exchange was interesting and a good wedding venue.

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A place of kings and gentlefolk. A great historic place of beauty in the wonderful seaside resort of Brighton. Nobody can spend any time in Brighton without visiting the Royal pavilion. a walk back through a century of opulence.

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Perth, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We loved visiting here. Not cheap, but our two young boys really enjoyed the head sets and tour. I am a Georgette Heyer fan so it was a dream come true. They have done a fantastic job on the restorations they have completed. Well worth a visit when you are in Brighton.

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