Royal Pavilion, Brighton

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 and Hove attractions into our Brighton and Hove 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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  • A beautiful royal home filled with opulence and beautifully maintained- well worth a visit. Indian on the outside, oriental on the inside. It is £13.50 entry for a 3 day pass. Or £16.50 for a 3 day pass which includes the museum too (located across the garden).Definitely would suggest paying the extra £2 for the audio tour. There is no entry charge to the gardens, and both the Pavilion and museum is free entry to residents of Brighton and Hove (must show proof). The tea rooms is delightful and definitely worth a visit. Top service and delicious, well priced food. -No dress code - No photography
  • Happy and knowledgeable guides show you King George IV summer palace extravaganza. Worth visiting Brighton just to see it. Excellent cafe too. Train station maybe 15 minutes walk away but uphill walk going back. Use park and ride if going by car.
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