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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  • We were met at a private function by friendly and supportive staff. Our tour of the building was of great interest.  more »
  • I am a member of the Royal Pavilion and have visited numerous times. I was excited to learn they also do tours below exploring the tunnels. The cost was £10.50 and the tour was due to last about an ho...  more »
  • One of my favourite places to visit. Make sure you have the headphones that offers the history of the place. I find it fascinating.  more »
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  • One of,The Faces of Brighton. Don't be fooled by the drab, quirky exterior. The interior is amazing. The gardens are a real treat. Wonderful for relaxing, picnics, or just having fun. Nice outdoor cafe. Easy access. Fabulous pop-up ice-rink in the Winter. Food, drink, and skate hire.
  • Quite a nice experience. Very good museum inside. If you are new of Brighton.......... it is a mandatory step. I have been there with my family my daughter and my small son who is just 2 months old you can visit the first floor but if you are with a buggy the second floor is not accessible there is a room to leave the buggy and you can take your small child with you there is a canteen in the second floor but it is not very furnished just Moss, selections in British cafe like muffin scones and other things generally going with tea overall I'm quite happy the environment is enjoyable and also the pavilion is quite a strange place to visit quite uncommon if you want to know more drop me a line ........ enjoy ........... cheers
  • A new room has been opened last week at the Royal pavilion: the Saloon. Freshly restored it's nice to see the extravagant and rich finish of this typical George IV architecture, just as it looked in its glorious days. Impressive the work done with pure platinum on the hand painted wall paper, painstakingly rebuilt to match the old silver in its former glory.
  • A wonderful place to visit. Strongly recommend paying £2 for the audio guide. It gives you so much detail. Also for £20 the annual ticket is great value for money. It gives you entry to various places in Brighton. The pavilion itself is beautiful. A host of surprises in every room. Certainly go again in the future.
  • This was a big surprise! The audio tour is a must. Some people who didn't get the tour were just walking aimlessly through the exhibits not knowing anything as signage is pretty limited. The audio tour let's you go at your own pace. Keep in mind that no photographs are allowed inside. The history of the building is rich and very intriguing. They have kept the building in immaculate shape.
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