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West Pier

Address: Kings Road, Brighton, England
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Ranked #35 of 80 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The pier is so much fun, I went here with my kids and now with my partner and still having fun on the pier. All ages can enjoy and its free.

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Athens, Greece
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20 reviews 20 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Something different to see, wonderful sea view, arcade games, big variety for food and park with games!! You can take spectacular photos

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

a mix of vintage and modern entertainment................. you know the old cliche "fun for all the family"

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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372 reviews 372 reviews
226 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A remnant rusty shell of the previous Brighton Pier which burned down after years of neglect. It lies within viewing distance of the present Brighton Pier and is used largely for artistic photographs these days

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

i remember going on here as a child fishing with my dad .Sadly since then each year is has got worse and worse , first closing down and then a fire which destroyed a large part of it and finally a storm that has left it a iron skeleton .saying all this it is still a big part of brighton... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Tragic loss. I was brought up in Brighton and have watched the decline and death of The West Pier with great sadness. Repeated efforts to save it failed, pity that the Prime Minister didn't leap in with a multi million pound promise as the Prime Minister did with another pier along the coast. However the West Pier is lost and... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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208 reviews 208 reviews
138 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I don't know why, but I was really fascinated by the ruins of the West Pier. It does look sad, but very beautiful at the same time.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Although the west pier did burn down, I really enjoy watching the swallows coming into nest in early evening. This is an attraction in itself watching them swarm together. Just beautiful. The pier itself although a shell is actually really cool looking and can be quite lovely when photographed.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

to see, demolished by fire and the sea over many years, just a rusting carcass now. But currently building a viewing tower on the sight where the entrance of pier used to be.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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485 reviews 485 reviews
310 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The twisted metal structure is too far gone for restoration but still makes great photos when the time is right. To most people a more grandeur pier than its counterpart but is falling into the sea - what's left of it. A photographer's delight but not something to attract the normal tourists. I found it quite atmospheric and moving thinking... More 

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