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Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Hove

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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 and Hove attractions into our Brighton and Hove trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A real feast for the eyes. Totally unique! Great value for money as you can use ticket to return as many times as you like within a year. Combine a trip here with a day out in Brighton…fantastic... 
    A real feast for the eyes. Totally unique! Great value for money as you can use ticket to return as many times as you like within a year. Combine a trip here with a day out in Brighton…fantastic...  more »
  • Fancied visiting for a while a was not disappointed The banqueting room and music room is incredible and the closer you look the more you see especially the chandeliers The staff are helpful and... 
    Fancied visiting for a while a was not disappointed The banqueting room and music room is incredible and the closer you look the more you see especially the chandeliers The staff are helpful and...  more »
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  • One of the most unique and gorgeous palaces I’ve visited. I’ve been to dozens of palaces around the globe, but I was still pleasantly surprised by the interior and exterior design of the building. The artistic style choice of combining Chinese and Indian concepts was equally refreshing and astonishing. Loved the fusion of different cultures as well as the rich history behind it. The free audio guide certainly helped me understand more about the place and Brighton as a city. Loved every aspect of the Royal Pavilion and I cannot recommended it enough to do it justice. I normally don’t comment or post reviews on Google maps, but the experience has impressed me so much that I urge you pay the site a visit whenever you’re in Brighton. Cheers!
  • The Royal Pavilion is beautiful both outside and inside. Every room you go through has vibrant colours, all kinds of beautiful decorations and lots of history behind. There is a QR code you can scan so you can have an online guide on your phone while you walk through the Pavilion. Very good idea and helpful. The staff are also there ready to answer any questions and are very helpful! Amazing experience

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