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West Pier

Kings Road, Brighton, England
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Ranked #62 of 83 attractions in Brighton
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Now virtually nothing left of this pier after decades of neglect, winter storms,gales and arson. A once magnificent pier it is now just a sad hulk stranded in the sea.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

sadly the picture you see in the photo was before it was burnt down. The metal shell is still an iconic piece and I haope they keep it. The new i360 is planned to go up but will take years to complete.

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Southwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you have a very good imagination or perhaps an old postcard you may enjoy your visit.Used to be the better of the two piers but it was left to crumble into the channel and set ablaze.Where have the famous starlings gone??

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Brighton Place Pier in this picture is lovely but the west pier has been burnt out and is just an iconic shell sitting out in the sea now! worth a look as you walk along the esplanade though...lots shops and cafes along here

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