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“Beautiful, but transitory!”
Review of West Pier

West Pier
Ranked #52 of 178 things to do in Brighton
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The west pier closed in 1975 as it was no longer financially viable. It was the structurally damaged in the great storm of 1987, and subject of two arson attacks in 2003.

The remaining iron skeleton is now a local Landmark. English Heritage and the West Pier Trust have both declared it essentially irreparable.

I like it. It is often dramatically silhouetted by the sunsets, and it is still possible to see impressive murmurations of starlings here (though they tend to actually roost under the Palace Pier or at the Marina now - much more sheltered!)

Thank johnnykipps
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The remains of the West Pier make for a stunning photo opportunity, particularly at sunset. However, don’t just take photos, it’s worth researching the fantastic history of the pier in all its glory!

Thank MsKMs
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

nice to see on an evening as the sun goes down.take a camera as some nice photographs to be had. in the summer months flocks of birds appear and almost magical experiance

Thank stehalk1963
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This pier was burnt down by person or persons unknown on more than one occasion. We are very sad about that.

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

A beautiful reminder of Brighton’s history. No end of people stopping to take pictures of it when I visited.

Thank Manicrose
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