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Burnt down years ago

Brightens west pier burnt down quite a few years ago, all that remains are some twisted metal frames sticking out of the sea. The area around is nice for a walk though, with small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm glad I eschewed the traditional graduation photo when I graduated from Brighton Uni. Instead, I'm standing in front of the West Pier in my gown with my family. Magic. Now, I visit for a weekend at least twice a year and love waking up to the view of its magnificent shell. Starlings at sunset. Magic. And a swim in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained Pier with plenty of activities for kids, or for simply sitting and listening to the gulls or waves crashing on the beach. The pier offers stunning views back to shore of the promenade.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brightens west pier burnt down quite a few years ago, all that remains are some twisted metal frames sticking out of the sea. The area around is nice for a walk though, with small shops and cafes under the esplanade. There's also a children's paddling pool there now but parking in the area can be quite expensive.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner came to Brighton and from our hotel we had a wonderful view of the remains of the west pier. It's beautiful to look and a great piece of history. It's such a shame what happened to it

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Antrim
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dont understand why Tripadvisor has this up. All that's left is scrap metal! Really sad to see. Brighton council should have done something about this in the late70s early 80s, then we might have two wonderful piers.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 790 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some reviewers of this evocative, atmospheric ruin must either be travellers back in time or mistaking this for Brighton's 'other' pier, Palace Pier as access to what remains of the metal shell of the former 'end of pier' theatre lying out to sea is not possible for the public. On my recent visit to the self-styled 'city by the sea'... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The pier looks great form a distance and when walking on it the views to the coast are wonderful. The Pier itself is tasteless and noicy.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

There really isn't much left of the west pier now it has been left to nature. But if you come to Brighton you must walk down the seafront and take a look. Well worth seeing if you visit. Something that was once great.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

we have been coming to Brighton for over 50 years and love walking along the seafront, enjoying the train ride and going on the pier, i havent been for a couple of years now and i instantly noticed how very much in need of a lick of paint and tidy up it needed, parts are now looking very old and... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Our hotel window looked out onto the shell of the West Pier. It is very interesting to look at - but you cannot go too near it. In front of it there is the New 360 attraction which was being finished when we stayed. This should be good!

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