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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 via mobile

Had a good look around the grounds amazing . But royal pavilion was closed . But the sun was sunshing so we had a good day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Islandgirl3579
Reviewed today via mobile

Stunning place, with lots of interesting history. We spent hours here. Well worth the entrance fee. Book on line 24 hours before and get a reduced fee plus a free mobile guide, which is really interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rootveg
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing building a must see. Built for King William 4th. We didn't get inside as it was closed but looked around the outside.There is a park and at the moment an ice rink.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 3 days ago

I’ve visited the Pavilion in the past when I lived in Brighton, just after the music room had been refurbished. Now as we had a few days in Brighton I though I’d go back and see how the place was. There is much more information...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 4 days ago

excellent visit. restoration work has made great progress. The whole place is lovely. Really enjoyed the cream tea in the restaurant too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have visited the Pavilion 2 or 3 times since residing in Brighton & Hove and enjoyed everything visit. Take a couple hours for a wander, take advantage of resident rates, enjoy a slice of cake in the cafe balcony overlooking the park and help keep...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LWARE85
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited the pavilion, it was free entrance yesterday.this was a rare opportunity. Audio commentaries are available for 2 pounds. A short video is played with a brief history this is free. It's Quite a spectacular place. The Mughal architecture on the exterior is fascinating...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AviMF
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely visit and great dose of history in our local city. Visited on the one free entry day of the year... 40 minutes queue, but once in, was a pleasant experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 264,222
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely stunning. Loved this building. Love the domes and the quirkiness and uniqueness of this seaside palace. Really felt the winter ice rink compliemented it well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing opulence, fascinating details about the somewhat dodgy construction especially considering the luxurious interior. Enjoyed the details about its use as a hospital. Friendly welcome from staff in the cafe.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from 856jeans | Reviewed this property |
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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.