Royal Pavilion (Brighton) Reviews
Description:4-5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1EE. Tel: +44 (0)1273 292 822. Fax: +44 (0)1273 292 821. Open Daily ... more
Royal Pavilion (Brighton) ... (except 25 & 26 December). June-September:10am-6pm, October-May:10am-5pm / Former royal residence. The Royal Pavilion grew over 35 years from a simple farmhouse to a spectacular palace. In 1787 Henry Holland extended the original farmhouse into a neo-classical building know as the 'Marine Pavilion'. From 1815-1823 John Nash used new technology to transform the Pavilion into the Indian style building that exists today. He enlarged the building and added the domes and minarets that characterise his design by superimposing a cast iron framework over Holland's Marine Pavilion. Other features of Nash's design were less successful: within 10 years the roof had started to leak and concealed drainpipes were overflowing and causing dry rot. After many years of neglect, a programme of restoration began in 1982.
Newest Review: ... The audio tour describes the Prince as a person, as well as that period in history, and not just the building, so you will hear lots of information. However, parts can be skipped if not to your taste. There is probably a guide book too, but I expect the receptionist forgot to tell us again. The land originally belonged to a farmhouse which was bought by the Prince and done up to become the ... more
Customer Royal Pavilion (Brighton) Reviews (4)
by - written on 22/11/11 (Very useful, 94 readings)
The Prince Regent (later King George IV) was a bit of a man about town and used to enjoy his breaks in Brighton before minor inconveniences like reigning got in the way, and it was to his specifications that the Royal Pavilion was built. The original building was started in 1787, and the building was expanded on up until 1823. It is based in central Brighton and is now owned by the local authority. Parking in the city centre is a nightmare so I suggest walking if you can or using local public transport - the station is 10-15mins walk away. Admission was £9.80 (concessions are available, as are family and group tickets. Discounted prices are also available to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/11, updated on 14/10/11 (Very useful, 130 readings)
The Royal Pavilion Brighton. The Royal Pavilion Brighton is one of the most quirky buildings to be found in the UK. It was built by George Prince of Wales who later became George IV on the death of his father 'Mad King George III'. George Prince of Wales on reaching the age of 21 looked for somewhere to spend his time to be used as a bolt hole away from the formalities of the Royal court and life in London. He was gregarious and a bit of a play boy having many expensive tastes both in women and entertaining. He led the high life with a few women on the side. On more than one occasion he spent far more than he should have done and received bail outs ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/11/05 (Very useful, 431 readings)
HISTORY Why you are asking, would I leave this, the undoubted jewel in Brighton's crown for so long before writing a review about it? Well, for a start I needed a refresher, it is just over a year since I last visited the Royal Pavilion, on that occasion with my (then) 10 year old sister in law and a Polish friend of my wife's. It was my second visit in four years. Mrs R. on the other hand has managed to sneak an annual tour over the last four years. There always seems to be someone around to show off this, the pride of our towns' heritage, to. My wife's "love affair" with this building began just before Christmas 2000. She was living at ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/05/01, updated on 08/04/04 (Very useful, 711 readings)
Ok this is all about if you're interested in the Royal Pavilion if you are thinking about going i would advise that you do it before you die such a gorgeous place, and you can even get married there (hope my girl dont read that, put ideas in her head) The Pavilion was done in a Romantic Movement style. This was against his strict rich up bringing. And also against the Neo-Classical movement, which was about bringing ideas by the Romans and Greeks back to life. It was about maths, shapes, and symmetry. The Romantic Movement was about having fun and enjoying life. This got started by Louis IX when he played the exterior is in an Indian style, they have ... Read the complete review
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