Brighton Palace Pier (England) Reviews
Description:OPEN: 9am-2am (Summer); 10am-12am (Winter).
Newest Review: ... and such other seaside tat. Lets walk along the 1722 foot grade 2 listed pier. Walking under the clock tower entrance you finally get to stand on the pier proper. At this point you are still standing above the shingle beach. The pier structure is iron and the floor boards are wood. There are small gaps between the floorboards which allows you see the sea below as you walk along the ... more
Customer Brighton Palace Pier (England) Reviews (11)
by - written on 09/11/11 (Very useful, 175 readings)
Brighton Pier. Formerly Brighton Palace Pier. A little historical background information about piers. On my recent trip to Brighton we went as per usual to promenade along the pier. The piers around the UK are mostly of Victorian origin and they were built at a time without the powerful equipment that we have today and are testament to the wonderful engineers of the time and we can still enjoy these wonders today. At the turn of the century in 1900 there were over 100 hundred such piers in existence however sadly there are now less than fifty of these piers left today. The original pier in Brighton was in fact a chain pier and at one ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/07/11 (Very useful, 69 readings)
It's a dying breed, that's what a pier is!! Fact is along the south coast of England there seem to be very few these days that aren't damaged by fire or vandalism with the pier in Hastings being the most recent casualty of arsonists. It's a shame really as the seaside piers are a great place to be on a summer's day as they give an old fashioned feel to a modern day attraction. Brighton used to have three piers; a chain suspension pier that was destroyed in a storm in the late 1800's then the West pier that was destroyed in suspicious circumstances and finally the Palace Pier that was the initial replacement for the chain suspension pier. Built in 1891 and opened to the . Read the complete review
by RMC - written on 15/05/10
Questionable safety on the water raft ride. Watch out! There were some rafts grinding to a halt at the very top, as a result of which our raft caught up with the one ahead at the bottom of the chute, travelling at maximum speed, and collided hard.
by - written on 13/04/10, updated on 13/04/10 (Very useful, 158 readings)
Brighton Palace Pier is commonly known as Brighton Pier, as it is the only functioning pier Brighton now has to offer. It is the biggest pier I have ever been on, reaching a massive 58m in width and over 524m in length. In comparison to other notable piers, it is bigger than Bournmouth Pier and Blackpool Pier, but smaller than Southend Pier. The far end of the pier is equipped with a variety of rides. I feel that to properly inform the reader, I should make the following point: Rides in theme parks are safe because they subjected to daily, rigorous safety checks. By contrast, travelling fairground rides are not safe, as they are constructed days before ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/08/09, updated on 10/08/09 (Useful, 97 readings)
I maybe shot down in flames but I was somewhat disappointed with Brighton Pier. I visited Brighton with my mother and my two small children for a mini break recently and had high hopes for the holiday. The weather as usual let us down, but the pier even more so. As we entered the pier the first thing that hit me was the incredibly strong smell of deep fried food combined with sickly sweet doughnuts. For some people that description may be enough to start them salivating but it just left me with a horrid taste in my mouth. The pier was busy and which gave it atmosphere but not the kind of atmosphere i enjoyed, lots of pushing and bumping. At ... Read the complete review
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