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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

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Steeped in history

3 of us had a wonderful day out in Lewes. The staff in the museum shop were very helpful and we... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Worth a few hours on a nice day

Great place to spend an hour or two. Fantastic views from the two roofs on a sunny day. Really... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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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
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All reviews lewes castle surrounding countryside worth the climb short film spiral staircase superb views centre of town interesting history highest point south downs worth a visit information boards mobility problems gift aid couple of hours entrance fee sunny day
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Without doubt, the best place to visit in lewes, so interesting, informative and a great feeling of 'something happened here'

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 9 December 2018

It is good and had exelant array of things to do and the the staff were very kind and welcoming there is also some good places to eat just outside

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank C E
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Interesting castle with good information boards as you go round. Amazing views from the top. The guide book was good too and added to the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

3 of us had a wonderful day out in Lewes. The staff in the museum shop were very helpful and we took time out to look around and watch the short film which helped us understand the history of the castle and the town. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Onlyjasper
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was a lovely find and although we visited with friends, children would love exploring and the hands on experiences here. Set in the middle of Lewes the views from the top are wonderful ( the climb wouldn’t be suitable for those with mobility problems)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqui b
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend an hour or two. Fantastic views from the two roofs on a sunny day. Really enjoyable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jamesbY59AY
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We went with two small children. It was a bit nerve racking at times but safe enough. There is dressing up and a crane for the kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank equalities_champion
Reviewed 4 October 2018

If you love castles and ruins this is right up your street. There is enough left to explore and have great views from. Great place for photography. Although I didn't take any phone battery was low but wish I had. As with most castles theirs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sheridan B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Realy nice view from the top of wo towers. Very nice yard and garden. Impressive stars to the top of the tower.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janezn2014
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love going up to Lewes Castle. The views of the town and the Downs from the top are absolutely amazing as has been noted in other reviews. They also have signs everywhere explaining about the views. If you gift aid your admission ticket...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Robert3856
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4 January 2019|
Response from KatyandPeter | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen this, you might be able to at the place you buy your tickets from (little shop over the road)...
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