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“A life-experience not to be missed!”
Review of Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion
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Owner description: 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."
Baton Rouge, LA
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“A life-experience not to be missed!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

For anyone who is interested in the lives of English monarchs, or for those who just want to be awed by amazing decor, ornamentation and architecture, the Royal Pavilion at Brighton should be on your bucket list. From its over-the-top exterior architecture to the interiors furnished in chinoiserie and Regency antiques, this getaway basically furnished and conceived by George IV (it was built before he got to it but he made it into what it is today) is amazing. Even children will be awed by the dragons and the soaring chandeliers and the attention to every detail. The new voice tours bring the place to life in an amazing way. And after your tour you can enjoy food in their lovely little restaurant/tearoom. EVERYONE should visit the Royal Pavilion if possible, because it will add to your understanding of the period in which it was built and used and it is a delight for the senses. On a drab and gray English winter day I came away uplifted and excited.

Visited January 2013
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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“Looks better at night lit up”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We paid £10 each to go in and had audio handsets which were very informative. Gorgeous inside with all the chinese decor but very hot and no-where to rest until you get to the music room after a lot of walking. Nice tea rooms but on the 3rd floor which was hard to reach as I use sticks. The gift shop was very dissappointing as full of the usual tat like cheap unrelated ornaments would have loved to have had the option of buying perhaps a copy pagoda or a lovely Jade dragon not things covered in union jacks like rubbers and pencils.

Visited January 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

What a wonderful place, I must go back for another look around and do the Lanes at the same time. Such a lovely wander through history and so beautiful. I must go again soon.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Intriguing and quirky”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Pavilion is the city's 'must-see' - every corner reveals something else of this extraordinary folly. Set among lovely gardens it is a honeypot for tourists, better out of season, really. The kitchens are fascinating glimpse into the past.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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“Stunning, amezzing and, in parts, breathtaking”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

My super-duper best girl took me here - she has been before and thought it would be interesting to see my reaction. We got the audio tour thingy and I am glad because there is so much to learn about this impressive and amazing building.

Some of the rooms are simply stunning to see when you walk in - I was literally breath-taken on at least three occasions, and I am not prone to spontaneous gawping, as a rule. Rich colours, massive chandeliers, dragons, snakes, beautiful craftsmanship - a good look could easily take up most of a day out. Outside, the grounds are a bit shabby, which is a shame as it may put off casual visitors from going inside.

So much to see and enjoy - it is definitely worth a visit and certainly worth the entrance money (moreso for me as best girl paid!).

Recommended for young and old alike.

Visited January 2013
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