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West Pier

Kings Road, Brighton, England
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Ranked #58 of 84 attractions in Brighton
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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English first
Ashford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Its sad to see what once was such a beautiful pier now just big scraps of metal. As there was recently a storm and very strong winds it had damaged the pier and now it is basically damaged. Sad to see this historical sight in Brighton slowly dying away. Will look forward to seeing what happens to it in the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

West Pier is no more after being burned down, rumoured to be by the lessees of Palace Pier. Who promptly renamed Palace Pier to Brighton Pier. One way to do away with your competition I suppose. The point being that the image above is of Palace Pier and not West Pier which was a classy, genteel experience a millions miles... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

While it's sad that the Pier has burned down, it is still a remarkable sight to see. My wife and I walked by on the beach and was mesmerised by the beautiful ruins.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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98 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I remember the West Pier as a child (as a boy born in Brighton) never open but certainly intact. I also remember the many promises to renovate and reopen it. I always hoped this would happen after hearing tales of the pier from my parents, grand parents and even my great grandmother. I hadn't visited Brighton for many years and... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It's very interesting to visit but only to admire the structures and the views... The amusements are very poor...

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Essex
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

As other reviewers have commented, the burnt out ruins of Brightons West Pier can't really be described as an 'attraction' but it is an interesting peek into the past. Visiting the pier inspired me to research into it's history & it is facinating to see the pier in its heyday.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have to say I think that the pier and posts make an iconic view of the sea, I love the way it has been left, and hope it stays as it is - pure art and the artist who made sculptures of people out to sea surely got inspiration from this magnificent sight.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

For just that sense of classic British seaside magic then Brighton Pier has the lot. Even on a miserable grey day it can bring a smile to your face and long may it give pleasure to young ( and not so young) visitors.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

It burned down some years ago, so listing it as an attraction seems a little odd to me. However, you can look at the burned out ruins if that appeals.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

An interesting structure out to sea. Makes for some good photos especially at sunset. Not really an attraction but something to look at as you stare out to sea.

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