Pevensey Castle - English Heritage

Pevensey Castle - English Heritage
Pevensey Castle
Pevensey
East Sussex
BN24 5LE
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/pevensey-castle/

Telephone

01323 762604

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Pevensey Castle
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Pevensey Castle is a great family day out in East Sussex, encompassing rich history and fun things to do and see for adults and children. With a history stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain's south coast defences.

Beginning in the 4th century as one of the last and strongest of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, two-thirds of whose towered walls still stand. It was the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066. During the century after the Conquest a full-scale Norman castle, with a great square keep and a powerful gatehouse, was built within one corner of the fort. In the 1250s the towered bailey wall was constructed, and soon put to the test during the great siege of 1264.

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

4.80/4.30/2.90/12.50

Discounts

  • 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
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