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Brighton Pier

The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, England, which opened in 1899. It is generally known as the Palace Pier for short, but has been informally renamed Brighton Pier since 2000 by its owners, the Noble Organisation, as it is now Brighton's only non-derelict pier. The West Pier was its rival but was closed in 1975 and was subsequently severely damaged by fires and storms, with the remaining iron structure being partially demolished in 2010. Historically, the now destroyed Royal Suspension Chain Pier was the first pier structure built in Brighton.

Work began on the Palace Pier in 1891, the inaugural ceremony for laying of the first pile was held on 7 November 1891, overseen by Mayor Samuel Henry Soper. The pier opened in May 1899 after costing a record £27,000 to build. This was Brighton's third pier. A condition to be met by its builders, in exchange for permission to build, was that the first, the Royal Suspension Chain Pier of 1823, which had fallen into a state of disrepair, was to be demolished. They were saved this task by a storm which largely destroyed the Chain Pier.

A concert hall opened two years later, and by 1911 this had become a theatre.

During World War II the pier was closed and some decking removed as a security precaution.

Summer shows with stars such as Dick Emery, Tommy Trinder and Doris and Elsie Waters were held in the theatre until the 1970s.

During a storm in 1973, a 70-ton barge moored at the pier's landing stage broke loose and began to damage the pier head, particularly the theatre. Despite fears that the pier would be destroyed, the storm eased and the barge was removed. The damaged theatre was never used again.

Park Information

  • Location: Brighton, England
  • Owner:
  • Opened: May 1899-Present
  • Previous names:
  • Operating season: Open every day (except Christmas Day)
  • Rides Total: 10+
  • Roller coasters: 2
  • Water rides: 1
  • Website:





  • Open every day (except Christmas Day)
  • Open every day from 11am
  • Closing time vary between 8pm - 9pm
  • Prices are below, But you can check there official website for more details and more prices and offers.
    • Adult - £20 Unlimited Wristband (On Offer)
    • Children - £7 Unlimited Wristband


Rollercoaster Main Rides Children's Rides
  • Crazy Mouse
  • Turbo Coaster
  • Air Race
  • Dodgems
  • Galaxia
  • The Booster
  • Twister
  • Waltzers
Water/Dark Rides
  • Wild River
  • Big Bouncy Castle
  • Bouncy Trampolines
  • Cups & Saucers
  • Dragon Fly Ride
  • Gallopers
  • Fantasia
  • Helter Skelter
  • Mega Slide
  • Trampolines
Other attractions
  • Horror Hotel


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