Royal Pavilion, Brighton

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An unusual mix of classical and Indian architectural elements was used in the building of Royal Pavilion, making it one of the most exotic-looking structures in the UK. Built in three stages between 1787 and 1823, the site was designed to be a seaside retreat for the Prince Regent, later known as King George IV. Constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century, the palace includes the most extravagant chinoiserie interiors, a style that reflects Chinese artistic influences, ever executed in the British Isles. When you visit this popular attraction, stop by the admission desk to pick up a free multimedia guide, which includes an audio tour, interview clips with members of the staff, photographs, and videos. Put Royal Pavilion and other Brighton attractions into our Brighton trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • What a beautiful place to wonder around. The audio guide is great but the building itself is amazing without it. Each room is so ornately decorated that it’s a sight to see, so much so that I doubt yo...  more »
  • Walking around this beautiful collection of buildings is a must do when visiting Brighton. We didn't tour inside the building because of time but the exterior is amazing.. The style of the domes and m...  more »
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  • Really great place to spend a couple of hours on a cloudy / rainy day in the weekend. Brighton and hove residents with proof of identity - driving license, rail card ... get half price on tickets. Nice tea room, buggy friendly but not sure if its wheelchair friendly. Audio guide is worth it if it’s your first time. I have been a couple of times now but still really impressed with the dining hall and if you like dragons 🐉 well I will say no more 🙂. Ah no photos to share because you can’t take any
  • I was quite simply taken aback by the internal decorations of this building. It's nice to look at the outside but the inside is incredible. The dragon chandelier has to be seen to be believed. Well worth the entry fee to go in and see the elaborate rooms on offer. Steeped with history and stories of lavish banquets and hidden passageways there is something to keep everyone interested. It gets better with time too as rooms are refurbished and many of the original features are being returned from other palaces to replace the replicas too.
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