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Address: A259 New Winchelsea Road, Rye TN31 7TD, England
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A different sort of castle...

Camber Castle isn't, strictly speaking, a castle and it's miles from Camber. That said, it's a fascinating break in a walk in Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Almost entirely... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Grayham55
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Camber Castle (nee Winchelsea Castle) is in the middle of a field between Rye and Winchelsea along the bank of the Military Canal (River Brede). This is an abandoned Henry VIII military castle is not accessible by road. Behind the castle is a bird reserve going on to the sea.

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Thank Uncle T
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited as part of a nature walking tour with a guide from Sussex Wildlife Trust and it was fascinating. The castle is not generally open but we were allowed to explore under the watchful eye of the guide! It was great, the low tunnels and delightfully pleasing layout of the building were completely unexpected having seen the dumpy looking... More 

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Thank the_hearty_eater
Farnham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Camber Castle isn't, strictly speaking, a castle and it's miles from Camber. That said, it's a fascinating break in a walk in Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Almost entirely unrestored, the castle (it's really a Tudor gun platform) is only open for three month s of the year but you can easily see in through the bars of the gates, and... More 

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Thank Grayham55
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit....only it wasn't 'im. A fascinating round turret castle now in the middle of nowhere...except that your by the wonderful Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and the equally magnificent Rye Bay coast. Put your boots on..it's worth it.

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Thank Tim W
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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480 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The walk across the fields to this castle takes a long time, but enjoyed looking around even if it was just the outside, as it is only open for a short time. Owned by English Heritage now it looks good inside. Hard to understand why the castle is so far from the sea, but the setting is wild and you... More 

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Thank BargeeGirl
norfolk
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The castle is in the middle of a field a mile from the sea. it use to be 150 metre from the sea, the tour we had revealed the growth and destruction of the castle, very interesting. Henry v111 strikes again.

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Thank RamssBottom
Lenham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A decent walk from Winchelsea, but well worth seeing. The views along the coast are very clear and an excellent place to see, although not much to do.

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Thank Russ S
Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

WE were walking from Rye to Winchelsea on a drizzly day and detoured off the path to take a closer look at Camber Castle, which I thought was one of the Saxon Shore Forts, but turned out to be a fortification built by Henry Eigth against French invasion! Unfortunately when we got there the castle was closed as it has... More 

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Thank seymourstars
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97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

An old ruin with great scenic views in and around the castle. Great walks also and situated within a nature reserve

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Thank Dr. Nizam M
Marietta, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had loads of fun there. It's a traditional Pub with darts, pool table, big screen TVs tables outside. Very nice staff. I recommend it highly

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