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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Royal Pavilion reviews
We spent a good two hours and had a nice luncheon party in the grounds of this freakish but marvellous folly and its fine snd well kept parkland. We were four old friends enjoying the ambience and...
We spent a good two hours and had a nice luncheon party in the grounds of this freakish but marvellous folly and its fine snd well kept parkland. We were four old friends enjoying the ambience and... more »
We were disappointed by the Royal Pavilion. It looks amazing from afar but doesn't look so good close up. External paint is losing colour and is peeling and some of the walkways and carpeting is in..... more
We were disappointed by the Royal Pavilion. It looks amazing from afar but doesn't look so good close up. External paint is losing colour and is peeling and some of the walkways and carpeting is in..... more »
A fascinating building. Lavishly decorated That has quite a history. Lots of oriental decoration and incredible chandeliers. We spent at least an hour and a half hear. The gift shop was almost more ornate than the building. It was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed getting beyond the exterior!
This place is really stunning. Amazing on the outside and really beautiful on the inside. The history is varied and really interesting. The guides were fountains of knowledge and really forthcoming with it. From pleasure.palace to war hospital. It's seen a lot. Well worth a visit.
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