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Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton

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Pier / Boardwalk Entertainment Center
Spend a sunny day at Brighton Palace Pier, home to numerous rides, attractions, food stalls, and bars. The historic pier combines entertainment, shopping, and dining to attract millions of visitors each year. This pier originally opened in 1899 and went through a number of expansions and redevelopments. Most recently, in 2006, two famous thrill rides were shipped to the pier from Italy. The Booster, arguably the site’s most popular ride, allows visitors to experience nearly 3 G's in less than 3 seconds, rotating 360 degrees before plunging back down. You can choose from a wide range of food options at the pier, including hot dogs, fish and chips, and seafood. Check online for special offers. For Brighton Palace Pier and beyond, use our Brighton trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Brighton vacation.
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  • A visit to this pier will take at least an hour, probably longer. Some advice - wear comfortable flat shoes as the surface is very irregular and difficult to walk with heels. Plenty to see and do, esp...  more »
  • Very traditional with classics amusements. Structure is beautiful, ornate cast iron filigree- lovely to see it being preserved. Quite kitsch in a good way - Brighton achieves a clever balance of "kiss...  more »
  • There is so much going on through out the pier. from the moment you enter you are greeted by the wonderful smell of chips and donuts. Lots of little shops, eating places, arcades, photobooth, funfair ...  more »
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  • The pier attracts tourists and even when you live nearby. it's nice on a sunny day. Usually when I visit it is to go to the fish restaurant to have a fish and chip lunch. You can either eat in the restaurant or buy your fish and chips at the kiosk and sit outside to eat. Just beware of the seagulls they will steal the food off your plate.
  • I love places like this. Good old British seaside fun! Fun amusement games, nice walk to the end of the pier with a lovely view of the ocean. A good selection of fast food places and a little funfair on the end!
  • Amusement arcades, fish and chips, ice cream, novelties, funfair rides. The Great British seaside holiday all in one place. Be prepared to spend some money if you've got your children with you. There's something nostalgic about piers and this is one of the best in the UK.
  • The walk up the pier is worth more than the amusements, although they are quite good fun too. The view from both ends of the pier are amazing
  • Taken at face value of being a small carnival essentially, had a lot of fun acting like a kid. Playing arcade games and blowing through coins like a 10-year was fun. The view is great for a stroll or a photo op.