Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle in East Sussex

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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.

 

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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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  • Thomas M
    Offenbach, Germany
    A trip down history lane. Well worth a visit!
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st November 2021
    Pevensey Castle is the ruin of a fortification that goes back all the way to the Roman invasion of England, with additions/modifications made from William the Conqueror to WWII. It must have been a... Read full review
  • Tracey O
    Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
    Castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th June 2022
    Very interesting old ruins to visit. Lots of information and well informed. Headphones to help you when you walk around are a good idea. Read full review
  • Philip S
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Full of history entertaining and informative.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th June 2022
    Fabulous Castle, steeped in over 2000 years of English history - from pre Roman times to the 1940s and WW2, when the fortress was manned by the French Canadians in readiness for the planned German... Read full review

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Opening Times

Opening times (2 Nov 2022 - 26 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed 26 December.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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