Pevensey Castle, English Heritage


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 is also famously the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066. Today, it is a great family day out in East Sussex. Enjoy the open grounds and space to roam and explore. New exhibitions exploring the castle's story from the time of the Romans to the Second World War are also now open for you to enjoy.

Opening times are 10:00 - 17:00

Admission PricesWith donationWithout donation
Child (5-17 years)£4.70£4.20
Concession £7.00£6.30
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)£20.30£18.20
Family (1 adult, up to 3 children)£12.50£11.20


 Level access to lower exhibition in the North Tower and to the tearoom near car park. Many steps to the towers. Steep stairs in North Tower, can be reached by external staircase.
Steep stairs to North Tower Viewing Platform; some in the dungeon; to upper level of museum and some lower tower areas.

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Designated Disabled Parking

Disabled parking located approx. 300m from entrance. Uneven brick surface and narrow gravel track.

  • Accessible Toilets

Inner and outer bailey accessible to wheelchair users via mainly compacted gravel paths and some rough grass; assistance may be necessary. Steep slopes surrounding the Inner Bailey.
Deep water in the moat surrounding the Inner Bailey.
The ground and grass within and surrounding the castle is uneven, with some low lying remains.

Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Handrails

Cannon, gravestones and catapult balls to touch.
Induction loops and Audio tours available 

Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome

There are some areas of low light in the dungeon and lower tower areas.

Offers & Events


Castle Road
Pevensey, BN24 5LE

This page was last updated on 21 Jun 2022