Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle in East Sussex

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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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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:

  • Ge0n
    Woking, United Kingdom
    Very interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th October 2020
    Fortunately it was a fine day when we visited and would not recommend on a rainy day. It is a remarkable construction covering a wide area and well preserved even from Roman times.The outer castle... Read full review
  • Camperfix
    Stedham, United Kingdom
    Scaffolding ruined trip, may return when EH have finished Conservation work
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th October 2020
    Covered in scaffolding as conservation work being carried out. Need to visit when this has finished as it ruined the historical atmosphere for me and loads of areas were unavailable Read full review
  • 92stem
    Burnham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Interesting Norman castle.....
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th October 2020
    Pevensey Castle is an English Heritage site so free for members but £7.60 for adult non members. There is a car park just outside but this is managed separately and costs £2.50 per visit. The... 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.

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