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Pevensey Castle

High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

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Pevensey Castle

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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£6.80
Child ticket£4.10
Family ticket£17.70
Concession ticket£6.10 per ticket

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

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Recent Reviews:

  • Cliff J
    London, United Kingdom
    Some Restoration
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 26th October 2019
    We visited Pevensey Castle a couple of years ago and English Heritage have spent quite a bit of money repairing and improving the visitor experience since then. For example the floor in the dungeon... Read full review
  • sharonaV631ZJ
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great history and different features
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 27th October 2019
    It’s a ruin but many features are intact, it has an unusual keep and was even used for defence as recently as world war 2. Recent works has seen a museum room added and the dungeons open all year... Read full review
  • JE4936
    United Kingdom
    Interesting Castle
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th November 2019
    The remains of Pevensey Castle may not look like much but they are historically important. Pevensey Castle has looked like a ruin for most of its existance. The castle was originally Roman but was... Read full review

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Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

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