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Pevensey Castle

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Pevensey Castle

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Pevensey Castle High Street, Pevensey BN24 5LE England
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1066 Battle of Hastings Private Tour

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Without a hire car, exploring the Sussex towns and sites linked to England’s 1066 Battle of Hastings is nigh-on impossible in a day from London. Ideal for time-pressed travelers, this private tour covers the key locations with ease, by private car. Visit Pevensey and Hastings, and walk the actual battlefield at Battle Abbey, all while a guide shares facts and nuggets you might otherwise miss. Entry fees are included.
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Ste M wrote a review Oct 2020
Burnham, United Kingdom2,682 contributions362 helpful votes
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Pevensey Castle is an English Heritage site so free for members but £7.60 for adult non members. There is a car park just outside but this is managed separately and costs £2.50 per visit. The entrance fee covers the inside of the main castle, but you can access the the rest of this large site within the curtain walls free of charge. To be honest, this would be sufficient for most visitors and I'm not sure the castle entrance fee is worth paying, especially as the bulk of the castle is currently undergoing restoration and is covered with scaffolding (at October 2020). You can visit the small dungeon and the inside of a couple of the remaining towers but other than this there is little to see. That said, our visit overall was enjoyable and worthwhile if you have EH membership.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rachael wrote a review Oct 2020
Stedham, United Kingdom36 contributions29 helpful votes
Covered in scaffolding as conservation work being carried out. Need to visit when this has finished as it ruined the historical atmosphere for me and loads of areas were unavailable
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ge0n wrote a review Oct 2020
Woking, United Kingdom102 contributions44 helpful votes
Fortunately it was a fine day when we visited and would not recommend on a rainy day. It is a remarkable construction covering a wide area and well preserved even from Roman times.The outer castle has a pathway and is free for anyone to enter while the inner mediaeval castle has to be paid for. This was built soon after the Norman conquest and used during the Second world war and gun slits were incorporated into the fabric. There is an interesting exhibition showing what operations were carried out during the war. Also worthwhile is a walk along the south side of the castle where the scale of the construction can be appreciated.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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LouEastbourne wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom72 contributions31 helpful votes
I had a very enjoyable visit to Pevensey Castle. You have to book online beforehand and this is straightforward to do. I was lucky to have lovely weather when I visited. There is virtually no shelter if the weather was bad. Walking to the castle and around it, it was a peaceful walk and so nice to get some fresh air. The castle is mostly external walls but still an interesting visit and great opportunities for keen photographers. The ticket office also sells souvenirs and the member of staff who scanned our tickets was friendly and informative. A very pleasant visit. Thank you.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jakki72 wrote a review Sep 2020
Melksham, United Kingdom87 contributions31 helpful votes
Visited 15th September. Restoration work still underway, but doesn't spoil a great walk around. NO TOILETS ON SITE! These are situated in the pub garden outside the walls by carpark.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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