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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

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Joint visit to Anne of Cleves House in Lewes then a short walk uphill to the castle ruins. Its a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Very interesting

Small castle but interesting then a walk through the gardens further down the street and the the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lewes Castle is open year round, and has a wonderful view from the top of the Keep. Next door is the Barbican House Museum with displays of the history of Sussex.
Barbican House 169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
+44 1273 486290
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit the remaining parts of the castle are in good condition with amazing views over the town and the information provided around the site is very educational also the museum has a great video

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The views are lovely and the kids loved this but as castles go, it is not my favourite. They have done well with what there is available but it isn't the best attraction in town.

Thank GrishGrish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joint visit to Anne of Cleves House in Lewes then a short walk uphill to the castle ruins. Its a nice piece of history to read about and visit. Lewes itself is a lovely place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit we spent about an hour or so here. You can take your own lunch various places to sit and enjoy spectacular views if the south downs. Historic information everywhere. Quite steep steps so a slow walk it was for us,...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a superb place. A lot of thought has gone into the visitor experience. The castle commands some fantastic views of Sussex and the information to hand is very interesting, including a wonderful sound installation. The museum is excellent and has a marvellous model...More

Thank IpswichSimon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small castle but interesting then a walk through the gardens further down the street and the the monastery ruins very interesting day with lots to see in this small town

Thank jimsuer2
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Centrally located. Historically interesting. Need healthy knees for all the stairs! Remember to take up to date English Heritage card!

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Not a great deal to see, but lively views and an engaging museum. Little kids may find this rather dull, although mine enjoyed pretending their umbrellas were bows and arrows and fighting off invaders!

Thank Gareth D
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is the second time I have visited the Lewes Castle. The first time I visited in November. I recommend seeing it during the summertime. The grounds are well kept with lovely flowers. The views are great. I am a bit squeamish about winding staircases...More

Thank Daniela R
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We'd been to Lewes castle back in 1999 and returned on a trip in July 2018. It's just as impressive 20 years later. It's pretty unique having the castle basically in the center of town so when you get to the top of the climb...More

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27 March 2017|
Response from 350steve | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there isn't a cafe on site but there is a Cafe Nero within a few minutes, there is a pub across the road (The Brewers Arms) which is very good and i think they do coffee etc. If memory serves correct, the entry for the... More
21 July 2016|
Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
10am-5.30pm but sometimes it closes earlier on Saturdays if there are functions.