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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Guide Prices

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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Iweinvanaalst
      Lille, Belgium
      Glorious past but too gutted
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 12th October 2023
      Pevensey castle began life as a Saxon shore fort, erected by the Romans around 290 AD. The Normans secured its eastern end with a ditch and a timber palissade. A stone keep was probably erected by... Read full review
    • JanC377
      Basingstoke, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Informative and fun
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 1st November 2023
      Great welcome -although you walk quite a way around the castle to the entrance . We took our 5 year old granddaughter but my husband used the audio guide and relayed lots of interesting ( and... Read full review
    • Jackie M
      Purley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Very interesting castle ruins
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th November 2023
      Myself and 2 friends had a lovely visit here . It was a very cold bright day and the views were amazing . What made the visit special was a lovely volunteer called Nick and a really helpful and... 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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