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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 yesterday via mobile

I've been inside the pavilion more than 100 time. The outside look like India. Inside is opulence, oak panels and stairways. Kitchens with copper pots and huge ovens from ages long gone. Chinese influences with statues of warriors ,bamboo seats and chairs. Ballrooms,dining rooms, bedrooms...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Any one laying first sight of this buildings architecture right in the centre of an English seaside town always thinks for a second, "am I in Turkey, Pakistan or Malaysia!" Its Brighton's version of Disneyland's four fairylands cocooned into one dreamland; its Ottoman exterior, the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank britishconsumer2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well what an amazing palace. Breath taking to look at inside the out. Absolutely huge inside and full of beautiful furniture and so interesting to here all about the history. Totally recommend everyone pay off his a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 856jeans
Reviewed yesterday

Take your time here. Admire the Christmas decorations and the ice rink but the history oozes from every room. It's a bit pricey at £13 for one adult but there is upkeep. The grand dining room, flickering under candlelight, the kitchen with game in pots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This architecture of arabic marocoo asian comes out of now where to make it as an emblem in brighton amazing a must visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kpoupazis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous, I could have spent hours and hours enjoying the opulence of the banqueting hall and the music room. You can sit down in the music room and stare up. What ceilings and chandeliers! My goodness George IV may have been a crap king...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cornflake50
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The music room refurbished and revisited at Xmas time. Special event in Banquet Hall for mulled Apple and cider. Susi and choral voices!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jillianarb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely need to go and see, however I recommend in summer. Might be crowded more but amazing scenery

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaureenD8197
Reviewed 5 days ago

Let go of all your expectations when you enter the Royal Pavillion. A true example of the Indo-Saracenic style; of which you will find quite extraordinary. The Palace also offers insight into events that transpired during World War 1 where the Pavillion was used a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shrey01
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The pavilion is a beautiful architectural statement it is The biggest disappointment is how limited the access is once inside. You can only see a few rooms at any given time .

Date of experience: June 2018
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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