Camber Castle

Rye Harbour Road, RYE, East Sussex, TN31 7TD

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Camber Castle

About

Camber Castle was one link in the chain of forts built along the south coast by Henry VIII. Highly symmetrical, built from Wealden and Sussex sandstone. By completion in 1544 the garrison strength was 29 men and had cost £16,000. It was abandoned in 1642 due to shingle build up and is a rare example of a Henrician fort surviving in its original plan. Now 2 miles from the sea.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00 per ticket
Child FREEFree
Concessions£1.50 per ticket
EH Members/Friends of Rye HarbourFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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      30
    • Very Good
      34
    • Average
      14
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • Ameilliacc
      Udimore, United Kingdom
      really lovely location
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th September 2020
      really nice walk up to the castle, good bridle path and a short walk in to rye which makes it a really nice round trip Read full review
    • Rick W
      Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
      Not at all special!
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 18th September 2020
      Let's not get too excited about Camber Castle. It is a pleasant and flat 30 minute walk out of Rye but you cannot go inside at the moment because of social distancing requirements. They normally... Read full review
    • suzyandpaul888
      London, United Kingdom
      Lovely walk through fields of sheep to Camber Castle
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 13th October 2020
      Well worth a visit. Although closed due to Covid-19, one could see through into the impressive inside structure of the castle. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is A259. From Rye turn left off A259 towards Rye Harbour village. Park in 1st car park on right-hand side of road at Brede Lock. Walk 1 mile through fields to castle along footpath.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Rye. head towards Rye Harbour, follow footpaths to castle from Brede Lock.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Payment Methods

    • Groups Accepted - Educational group visits only.
    • Max group size - 30
    • Min group size - 10
    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

    Provider Preferences

    • In countryside
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Opening Times

    Summer - Walking Tour to include entry to Castle (4 July 2021 - 27 Sept 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - FridayClosed*
    Saturday - Sunday14:00 - 17:00*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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