Royal Pavilion, The, Brighton, England
Record Id: 2869
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The Royal Pavilion, one of Brighton's most iconic historic buildings, has an early-19th-century picturesque garden. The gardens occupy about 3.3 hectares, and were re-created during the 1980s and 1990s.
Brief history of site
John Nash built the Royal Pavilion in its present form between 1815 and 1822, and laid out the gardens simultaneously. The site continued as a royal residence until the time of Queen Victoria, who had the contents of the Pavilion removed to London or sold. The whole estate was purchased by the town in 1850 to be used as public assembly rooms and gardens. Virtually nothing of Nash's layout survived to the present day. The re-creation of Nash's 1826 layout for the grounds began in 1982.
Address: The Royal Pavilion, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD
Brighton and Hove
Historical County: Sussex
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Opening contact details:
The site is open daily, with shorter hours in the winter months. Please see:http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/visiting/opening-times/
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: palace
Site Style : Picturesque
Site first created: 1815 to 1823
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 3.3