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Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle

About

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.

 

 

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£6.80
Child ticket£4.10
Family ticket£17.70
Concession ticket£6.10 per ticket

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • 1bungle
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 28th August 2019
    While on holiday to Hastings we visited Pevensey castle with our English heritage memberships, the weather was great so walking around outside was enjoyable to see everything and enjoy the view from... Read full review
  • Megan M
    Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Interesting place
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th August 2019
    Dating from medieval times interesting to learn the history of the castle and surrounding area. Also fascinating to see how the castle was used during the build up to the d.day landings in world war 2 Read full review
  • Tripmonkey00
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    great history
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th September 2019
    visited her on the way to hastings and was impressed with the history of this castle and recommend a visit if in the area Read full review

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Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

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