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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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:

  • Shayne250978
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st January 2020
    The tour was quite interesting and the lady in admission centre was very helpful and friendly. The tour around the castle is steeped in history and the views are breathtaking. I live in the area and... Read full review
  • Deborah B
    Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Much improved
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd February 2020
    We have recently joined English Heritage so decided to revisit Pevensey Castle. We used to take our children here when they were younger as they loved to explore the ruins. However it has changed... Read full review
  • Kimbatty
    Pevensey, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Dog walks and sunsets
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th March 2020
    We live fairly close so its perfect for walking the dogs or just taking a stroll. The castle is an interesting place to visit and I've taken some amazing sunset pictures here with the castle 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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