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:

    • S4352ZLbethanym
      Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Fascinating castle with a rich history
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th July 2021
      The interplay between local geography and the site’s varying significance over time was very well explored. We really enjoyed the audio guide and found it very informative. It also kept our... Read full review
    • Steve O
      South Of England
      A little pricy for this site
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd July 2021
      This is the first time I have returned to Pevensey Castle I about 40 years, when I last visited it was occupied by sheep and free to visit, don’t get me wrong this is a very interesting historical... Read full review
    • ClearlyAM
      Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Brilliant! Far exceeded expectations
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th July 2021
      We had a country life butter 2for1 voucher for EH tickets and the cashier was accommodating and polite of this. The audio tour was brilliant. Our 7 yo really enjoyed the children’s version. It... 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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