Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle in East Sussex

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The grounds of Pevensey castle are open. The shop will be open but all other indoor areas remain closed, and safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe.

You will need to book your tickets in advance to visit Pevensey Castle.  For up-to-date opening times and booking information, please read this information before planning your visit.  

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Walk the massive outer walls and gatehouse of one of the Romans' Saxon shore forts, within which the Normans built another oval-shaped castle, now ruined. Parts of the towers, keep and chapel remain and Elizabethan catapult balls and cannon can also be seen.

Reopened in summer 2019, the castle features a new interpretation that tells its story from when it was first fortified by the Romans, to its time used as a coastal fortress in WWII. The dungeon is now accessible all year round, as are two towers that weren’t previously accessible, and a new museum showcases jewellery, household items and weaponry, reflecting not only the castle's military occupation but also its history as a home to families over the centuries.

A new trail for children takes them on a mission around the castle and gets them to explore its nooks and crannies and look for hidden things.

 

 

 

You will need to book your tickets in advance to visit 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield.  For up-to-date opening times and booking information,

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£7.60
Child ticket£4.60
Concession ticket£6.90 per ticket
Family ticket 1+3£12.20 per ticket
Family ticket 2+3£19.80

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Saluki25
    Mere, United Kingdom
    A good place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 3rd September 2021
    We stopped off on our journey home and were not disappointed. The Audio Tour is a must as it brings the castle alive and is very informative. The lady in the reception area was very helpful and... Read full review
  • Andrew G
    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Pevensey Castle
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th September 2021
    A good example of the site and fortifications can be used through time (Roman to WW2) Take advantage of the audio guide to get the most out of your visit. Children's guide and trail are available. Read full review
  • 512elizabethz
    Interesting castle
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 10th September 2021
    Very interesting piece of history, as is the whole coast line. Lots of information and interesting to learn the part it played in the second world war. Read full review

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Opening Times

Opening times (2 Nov 2021 - 26 Mar 2022)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed 26 December.

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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