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Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle is reopening to visitors from 4 July. All visitors, including English Heritage members, will be asked to book in advance. Things will be a bit different when you visit in order to keep everyone safe but you will still be able to enjoy exploring over 1,000 years of history at Pevensey Castle. Please read this information before planning your visit.


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£6.90
Child ticket£4.10
Concession ticket£6.20 per ticket
Family ticket 1+3£11.00 per ticket
Family ticket 2+3£17.90

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



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Recent Reviews:

  • TheNatster75
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Beautiful Castle located in a lovely village
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st September 2020
    We did a road trip and stopped by Pevensey Castle on our way from Brighton to Hastings. It was a lovely break, we walked the grounds of the castle and stop for a small picnic in the grounds, the... Read full review
  • 809carlaw
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    Scaffolding...not much to explore.
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th September 2020
    We visited Pevensey castle today (07/09/20). We are a family of 6 so we paid over £30 for tickets. No special offers. Full price tickets..which we had to book in advance and online. We... Read full review
  • jakki72
    Melksham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Pretty place.
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th September 2020
    Visited 15th September. Restoration work still underway, but doesn't spoil a great walk around. NO TOILETS ON SITE! These are situated in the pub garden outside the walls by carpark. Read full review

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Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan


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