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In 1785 the Prince of Wales secretly married Mrs. Fitzherbert She took a house in Brighton and he leased a farmhouse facing the Steine. He converted this into the Marine Pavilion hiring renowned architect Henry Holland. It was the architect Porden who designed the first dome and the Prince was so tickled with this novelty that he had the entire palace remodelled on this theme in 1815 by the architect John Nash. As a consequence of his father's illness the Prince became the Prince Regent, heralding in the Regency period - the most elegant period in English architecture. After his father's death he assumed the title King George 1V. The palace is open to the public all year, details below

The Palace, administered by Brighton City Council, has recently undergone major restoration work. It is filled with mythical creatures, astonishing colours and superb craftsmanship. Witness the extravagance of the music room to the quiet grace of the drawing rooms.


Old Steine, Brighton Tel 01273 603005

Magnificently preserved early 18c palace of unusual design filled with oppulant exotic objects

On the main London Road, centre of Brighton, 100 yards from sea. Parking in multi storey or voucher ticket. Brighton is on England's south coast about 50 miles from London
Opening Times
10am-5pm Oct-May 10am-6pm Jun-Sep Closed> 25 & 26 December
Admission Prices
Adults £3.60 Children £1.90 Conc. £1.90

Brighton is a lively, slightly eccentric seaside town on the south coast of England. See Brighton


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