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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
    • Excellent
      28
    • Very Good
      31
    • Average
      12
    • Poor
      3
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • JennyEm
      Aberdeen
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Very limited opening. Looks interesting.
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th April 2019
      We walked across fields to reach this castle but it is only open a few times a year. Check first. Would be nice if they at least put some notices up where you can see through and maybe a bench for... Read full review
    • JenWren_12
      Dhahran
      An interesting visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th June 2019
      Even though you can’t go there very often it’s an amazing castle. The castle is only open at certain days of the year. It’s well worth finding out when it’s open. Access is by a defined path... Read full review
    • James P
      Redhill, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      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

    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 2019 - 27 Sept 2019)
    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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