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Royal Pavilion

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4/5 Pavilion Buildings | Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely need to go and see, however I recommend in summer. Might be crowded more but amazing scenery

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaureenD8197
Reviewed yesterday

Let go of all your expectations when you enter the Royal Pavillion. A true example of the Indo-Saracenic style; of which you will find quite extraordinary. The Palace also offers insight into events that transpired during World War 1 where the Pavillion was used a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The pavilion is a beautiful architectural statement it is The biggest disappointment is how limited the access is once inside. You can only see a few rooms at any given time .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rainy day and could easily spend 2-3 hours in the warmth of an unbelievable splendid historical building. The rooms were stunning and takes your breath away. Can take pictures on Santa Sleigh and dress up if you want. Unable to take your own pictures indoors...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KevinStapleton
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, fun, joy BUT sessions must be limited for children under 12. It must be separated from adults as they less careful and create unsafe skating. At least from health and safety perspectives thay must be watched.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Delia_Suvari
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a stunning building!! And absolutely lovely inside also, lots of rooms to look at and facts to learn

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LouMil18
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful attraction within the heart of Brighton. The rooms were magnificent and the staff were very informative. You should definitely purchase the tour with the audio version as you will learn so much more about each room. The only downside was not being able...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MegW299
Reviewed 4 days ago

If your bored in Brighton you may as well go ! Not for kids, or for people with a short attention span. The real queen came and they didn’t move the tables that were set up for queen victoria ! This sums up the attitude...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jonathanhZ7370OP
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had seen the pics but the opulence was so much better in real life. Give yourself at least a couple of hours to have a good look around. The audio tour is worth getting and if you go early you’ll miss the crowds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kimj11111
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wendy and I spent a wet Wednesday afternoon here as a distraction for my birthday. It was such fun and very interesting. The staff are incredibly friendly and funny and full of information. There is even a dressing up box at the end. We were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 22, 2018|
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Response from Richard P | Reviewed this property |
I'd say two hours to really take in the detail. You could do it in less but it's not the cheapest place, and a quick scoot round probably isn't good value for the entry fee.
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I found this too. Use Google maps.
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Glenn A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, The Royal Pavilion is a long way from where it shows on the little map inset. It is much nearer the sea. If you tap on the little map it will bring up a bigger map. Expand that and look just east of the A23 a few... More