Camber Castle
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Let's not get too excited about Camber Castle. It is a pleasant and flat 30 minute walk out of Rye but you cannot go inside at the moment because of social distancing requirements. They normally offer some summer tours - but not in 2020. It is a ruin - but quite well preserved. It doesn't look much to me. I have seen many more interesting castles. Don't make a great effort to see it unless you are a castle expert!
Written 18 September 2020
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Lyssi_d
Godalming, UK240 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
OK, so firstly we didn't actually go. Camber castle can only be accessed by crossing a field, you have to park a mile away. We had small children and pushchairs in our party which made this site of interest inaccessable to us.
Written 28 September 2013
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CaptainCowPat
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
If you like ruins then this is one for you. It's a little off the beaten track but that is what makes it special. You have to follow a series of footpaths through a farm to discover this low squatting Tudor castle poking out of the undulating silted up marsh, now fields with sheep grazing. I believe there is a guided tour once a month but of course we went there on the wrong day.
Written 9 February 2014
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KentishManOfKent
Tenterden, UK405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are no roads to the castle, so it’s a good 30 minute walk from Rye. It’s much easier to park up by the fish and chip shop car parks and walk there, than parking in Rye nature reserve and walking from there.

Fantastic abandoned castle with great views over the marsh.
Written 31 December 2019
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Ste B
130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Camber castle is only really accessible by foot and it’s a fair walk over a few sheep fields (roughly 2-3 miles round trip). Another problem is that the castle itself is unmanned and thus it’s inside is unaccessible for most of the year (you have to arrange a guided tour I believe). However, there is information on the castle that you can get from Rye tourist information and the walk to the castle is very pleasant. What’s more, the castle itself is fairly impressive and you can get up to the gates without any cost.
Written 31 May 2018
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Bigearsii
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely walk across fields, though tricky to find the right path to begin with - so peaceful. The day we went we didn't see a soul. It seemed very atmospheric and not a bit romantic!
Written 25 September 2013
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Brazilian_in_OZ
Woollahra, Australia79 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
As noted in previous reviews, its not in Camber Sands, the real location is: N 50° 56' 0.78", E 0° 44' 1.29". Asking about it in Camber Sands provided blank stares (even form the Pointin's staff, which features it on its promotional material). Searching for it on Google Maps, Bing, Trip Advisor and my GPS leads to a pub called Camber Castle (smart owner) in Camber Sands.
There are no signs on the road on how to get there - you go to Winchelsea and ask for directions (and its cryptic). Park your car and walk for about 2km through the field to get to it.
Looks very pretty from outside, but its closed to the public as its state of conservation is poor.
Real shame, seems like an amazing piece of history but laid to waste.
Written 7 May 2012
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8x1rob
Hastings, UK196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Friends
NOT IN CAMBER SANDS!!!
BETWEEN THE ANCIENT TOWNS OF RYE AND WINCHELSEA!
You have to walk cross country to get to it and access is by guided tour only (see Rye info centre). Great structure (never finished) in lovely open grazing land, surounded by sheep and lambs in spring. Can be muddy.

Worth the visit!
Written 26 April 2012
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GrandesRocques
Sunderland, UK123 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Camber castle is largely unspoiled (although ruinous) and a testament to the area's changing coast, which has left the castle marooned, some distance from the sea. This meant that its value as an artillery fort was lost. Built by Henry VIII, the fort didn't have a long service life and was closed by Charles I in 1837 but subsequently part dismantled by parliamentary forces during the Civil war to prevent its reuse. The castle is visible from the look out at Winchelsea and there are glimspes of it from the road but there is no vehicular access so if you want to get there, a walk of about a mile through fields is the only way. Please note that the castle is locked and only open once a month in the summer - check English Heritage's website for up to date information. It's a nice walk on a sunny day and the structure, which comprises a central tower surrounded by 4 bastions and a gate bastion is interesting. The wind has eroded away a lot of the stonework, so you could say the castle had been pock marked by time (this makes for some interesting photographs). Obviously there are no facilities on site and I'd imagine that after rain, it would be prudent to wear appropriate footwear. Note there is more than one way to the castle but easiest by far is to park near the Riverside Motel and walk on the Rye Harbour road over the bridge just past the River Brede sluice gate then right on the bridle path. There are signs next to various field gates but just follow the raised earth trackway, which curves away toward the castle. I've rated Camber Castle as average because I reckon the limited access and restricted opening means its not an attraction for everyone but in any case, I would say that the walk is pleasant on a reasonable day.
Written 2 October 2018
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Gary D
Benfleet, UK176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Downloaded the I footpaths walk with gps tracking for this one although the route is so well signposted tracking is hardly required . Lovely four mile circular walk from rye to the castle and back again through beautiful countryside . The dogs loved it although we couldn’t let them off lead because so many sheep were about probably too much temptation for sighthounds even well behaved ones like Peggy and tess . Upon returning to rye there are a number of dog friendly pubs although our personal favourite is the Ypres castle inn which has a garden space where the dogs can lay down and rest .
Written 18 August 2018
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