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Royal Pavilion

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4/5 Pavilion Buildings | Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
+44 1273 290900
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are at Brighton you can’t skip the visit of the palace. Super impressive interior with total Chinese and Indian decor and style.

1  Thank erol-ron
Reviewed 2 days ago

The newly restored central room under the big dome is a triumph. Reconstructed original axminster carpet, the wallpaper painted in platinum leaf and the red silk drapes woven to the original pattern bring the room alive as another great climax in the Pavilion experience rivalling...More

1  Thank Ewan C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The palace is just an amazing place to walk through. An Indian palace stuffed to overflowing with Chinese artworks, artifacts, wonderful pre-victorian furniture, and loads of dragon sculpture and imagery.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been here a couple of times. Well worth the visit, so much to see of this Royal Playhouse. Wouldn't mind one myself! Make sure your have the audio tour to make the most of it.

Thank darkessex
Reviewed 5 days ago

From a distance this building is SPECTACULAR; on closer inspection it is in DIRE need of a clean, but hopefully all the fences blocking off the front of the building have been put up in preparation to do just that. I didn't go inside as...More

1  Thank howiet1971
Reviewed 6 days ago

When visited when Harry and Meghan came to Brighton, the Royal Pavilion really is beautiful. I look forward to one day visiting when it is all lit up at night and colourful. ** I have tried a few times but this review crashes when I...More

1  Thank CarissaInspired
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very interesting to see how King George and subsequently Queen Victoria lived in the early years of her reign and the story of World War 1’s Indian Military Hospital. You need a little more than an hour and it closes by 5pm. Nice...More

Thank AshishMac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see one of the best chandeliers ever then go, it really is magnificent. Don’t get more than one audio guide as they can be turned up to quite a decent volume.

Thank sjhilder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brighton never ceases to surprise me - sea, beach, whole gamut of restaurants, most original buskers, exquisite homes and copious street sleepers - a town of extremes thus the Royal Pavilion certainly fits in! It's ornateness is indescribable! Thank goodness for the helpful audio guide...More

Thank 453Elaine53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful and unusual palace, looks like nothing before. Definetly must see spot in Brighton! Strongly recomended!

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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