Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle in East Sussex

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The grounds of Pevensey castle are open. The shop will be open but all other indoor areas remain closed, and safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe.

You will need to book your tickets in advance to visit Pevensey Castle.  For up-to-date opening times and booking information, 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.

 

 

 

You will need to book your tickets in advance to visit 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield.  For up-to-date opening times and booking information,

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£7.60
Child ticket£4.60
Concession ticket£6.90 per ticket
Family ticket 1+3£12.20 per ticket
Family ticket 2+3£19.80

Note: Prices are a guide only. For further information please visit the website.

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Recent Reviews:

  • westhead63
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fascinating castle & fort with amazing history!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th October 2021
    Wow what a place! So much history in one location dating from roman times to the 2nd world war. We knew nothing of Pevensey castle before we arrived, but we were so pleased we went. The lady at the... Read full review
  • DayDreamingofCake
    Faversham, United Kingdom
    Good experience!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 29th October 2021
    Visited yesterday as part of our mini break down to Hastings. We live close by to Dover Castle which is a favourite of ours so it was nice to visit a different castle for a change. We loved it... Read full review
  • 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

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Opening Times

Opening times (2 Nov 2021 - 26 Mar 2022)
DayTimes
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed 26 December.

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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