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The Royal Pavilion

Beautiful and spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent, originally was a farmhouse and when the king George IV moved to Brighton, the architect Henry Holland created a neo-classical villa on the site in 1787. Its construction took over 35 years and was John Nash who transformed the Pavilion into the Indian style building that exists today from 1815 to 1823. The palace was also later the palace was used by his William IV and their niece Queen Victoria.

The palace looks magnificent decorations and fantastic furnishings heavily influenced by Chinese and Indian fashion inside and the outside has an Indian appearance. Witness the extravagance of the Music Room with its domed ceiling of gilded scallop-shaped shells and hand-knotted carpet, and promenade along the Long Gallery with its bright blues and pinks.

Openning Times
April to September:
Daily 9.30am - 5.45pm (last admission 5.00pm).

October to March:
Daily 10.00am - 5.15pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Closed from 2.30pm on 24th December and all day on 25th & 26th December.

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