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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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4/5 Pavilion Buildings | Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
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Reviewed today

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.

Thank Kimj11111
Reviewed today 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

Thank Alan657
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the Royal Pavilion on a rainy day in Brighton. I didn’t order my ticket online but just walked to the gate and bought it. It was a Saturday and it wasn’t very busy. Since I visited in December, the inside was decorated nicely...More

Thank great_travel_advisor
Reviewed 2 days ago

Iconic onion domes atop the Paviilion. Inside the George III decor is Chinese orientated, beautiful chandeliers and furniture. I found the exhibition of the work done on restoration fascinating - how they had designed the rugs and carpets in particular. Guides throughout the building were...More

Thank Aileen G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an appointment in Brighton so we decided to spend a few days there. On one of the days we went to the Royal Pavilion. It brings the opulance of the past to life. The beautifully decorated rooms, the excellent audio guide all led...More

Thank raypcs109
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traveling with a group of university students to Paris and London, a trip I’ve led 7 times previously, we set out on a day trip to Brighton. As in the past, the first stop is always the Royal Pavilion for some high culture, followed by...More

Thank Roddy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Archiecure is what impressed me about this palace and i spent almost 2 hours roaming in the palace to explore it. Overall a must visit in Brighton

Thank 201sandeep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve walked past the pavilion many a time...on a rainy day I decided to go in. Wow was I amazed! Such a beautiful opulent interior, each room having its own character. A must see if you live in or are visiting Brighton.

Thank beeg125
Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a while to find your way into this amazing building, but the effort is worth it. I’ve never seen anything like it. Inside the decoration is fantastic, in the true sense of the word. It is well worth getting the audio guide, normally...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Prince of Wales, who later became George IV, first visited Brighton in 1783, at the age of 21. The seaside town had become fashionable through the residence of George's uncle, Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland, whose tastes for cuisine, gaming, the theatre, and fast...More

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22 August 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.
5 July 2018|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I found this too. Use Google maps.
5 July 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