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:

  • 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
  • juliaandadam123
    Ashford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Weather permitting
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd March 2024
    This is an all outdoor castle, so plan carefully when you will visit. The dungeon in particular today had 3 inches of water in it, so don’t let any children go and explore down there unsupervised! An... Read full review
  • KimM750
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Much bigger than expected!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th April 2024
    Fabulous, large castle with interesting audio guide included in entrance price. Felt the cashier pushed the membership a bit too much for my liking. Otherwise a great visit …. Read full review

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Opening Times

Opening times (2 Nov 2024 - 26 Mar 2025)
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed 26 December.


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