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
So much to see here and remarkably tactile with stop off points for young children to be kept amused for a little while. Patient and knowledgeable staff and thoroughly good good day out. more »
I have been going to Brighton since late 80s due to family there but never really had the chance to go and visit the Pavilion. So on a cold January Sunday during one of a short visits to the city we..... more »
Great visit. Exteriors have an Indian style and Chinese theme for interiors. The ticket price is 15 pounds per person, with 2 pounds more you can take the audio guide which is very helpful. The palace is in good condition, you can admire all the original furnitures and ornaments. Moreover, the dragon-shaped chandeliers are wonderful. At the second floor, there is a little tea room where you can sit and enjoy the view of the garden from the balcony. Super recommended!
Growing up in Brighton seeing the exterior of the Palace as I passed regularly but never stepping foot inside, until now! I was absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to see what was behind this Indian inspired building. To my surprise the interior isstill of flamboyant oriental designs. It's a great historical building and a must do when visiting Brighton! I would recommend the audio guides whilst walking around! You can also enjoy tea and cakes on the rooftop balcony.
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