Pevensey Castle - English Heritage

Pevensey Castle - English Heritage
East Sussex
BN24 5LE



01323 762604

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One of Britain's oldest and most important strongholds, with fortifications surviving from three distinct periods: Roman, medieval and Second World War.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

1 Apr-30 Sep 10am-6pm daily / 1 Oct - 1 Nov 10am-4pm daily / 2 Nov-31 Mar 10am-4pm Sat-Sun / Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • English Heritage

Additional info

Coaches can set down or pick up in Hormworks car park. Parking for disabled drivers only in the castle precinct. 15% discount for groups of 11 or more plus a free place for every additional 20 paying passengers. Free entry for coach driver and tour leader.

Access to castle and grounds: Inner and outer bailey accessible to wheelchair users via mainly impacted gravel paths and some rough grass; assistance may be necessary. Many steps to the towers. Ambulant disabled visitors can usually use steps to towers and dungeons with assistance; handrails in North and South Towers. Benches provided. Wheelchair users must retrace their steps to avoid exit turnstiles. Toilets: Adapted unisex WC near car park but RADAR key is needed.

Refreshments: Castle Cottage Tea Room (near car park) has level access.

Collection details

Architecture, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Roman, medieval and Second World War fortifications