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:

    • marklH6611HI
      West Malling, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Britain at its best
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th August 2022
      Incredible place! Ancient monument, dating back to 298AD. Roman Fort, taken over by invading Normans in 1066. Big skies- lots of space. Totally free of charge access- amazing 👍 Read full review
    • Bandit-One
      Lucerne, Switzerland
      Trip Type:
      A nice castle - few visitors
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th September 2022
      Visited Bodiam Castle in the morning/early afternoon and came here after. There's a (charged) parking lot just next to the entrance. NT members can visit for free. The castle has a long history... Read full review
    • Linda H
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Unique and forgotten Cinque Port
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 27th September 2022
      We had wanted to visit Pevensey Castle for a while, and were very surprised to see the Roman walls relatively intact to say how old they are. We saw the disguised pill-box's where the roman wall was... Read full review

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    Opening Times

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

    * Closed 26 December.


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