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Camber Castle

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

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Camber Castle


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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    Recent Reviews:

    • James P
      Redhill, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Nice to look at but you cant visit.
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th June 2019
      Nice to look at from the road but not easily accessible.. I don't think that it is open to the public. Read full review
    • debbiebeckey26
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Run down but good food.
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 5th September 2019
      Popped in for a bite to eat last visited about 20 years ago. Nothing muched changed decor wise so was a little sceptical but good home cooked food, reasonable price good service. Would definitely go... Read full review
    • KentishManofKent
      Tenterden, United Kingdom
      Worth the walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 31st December 2019
      There are no roads to the castle, so it’s a good 30 minute walk from Rye. It’s much easier to park up by the fish and chip shop car parks and walk there, than parking in Rye nature reserve and... 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.



    • 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 2020 - 27 Sept 2020)
    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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