Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle in East Sussex


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.


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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£7.80
Child ticket£4.70
Concession ticket£7.00 per ticket
Family ticket 1+3£12.50 per ticket
Family ticket 2+3£20.30

Note: Prices are a guide only. For further information please visit the website.



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  • Zanderzaidan
    East Sussex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th March 2023
    This is a very nice castle to visit, even at it’s ruined state. The outer walls are indeed free to visit and could be a nice spot for a picnic if not too windy. That said the inside bit is well worth... Read full review
  • Adrian H
    Trip Type:
    First EH visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 26th April 2023
    Our first English Heritage visit after taking out membership, we were not disappointed, the grounds were well kept and the lady on reception very knowledgeable, we had a lovely walk around the castle... Read full review
  • RyanT1000000
    London, United Kingdom
    A step back in time to 1066 and beyond
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 9th May 2023
    Pevensey castle is in a beautiful setting and you know from walking through the public route and seeing the Roman wall that you are in for a good day of historical reflection. The staff members were... Read full review

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Opening Times

Opening times (2 Nov 2023 - 26 Mar 2024)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed 26 December.


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