Pevensey Castle


Founded in the 4th century as one of the last of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, Pevensey Castle was also the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066. Later it was pressed back into service as an emergency stronghold in the Second World War — you can still see machine gun posts camouflaged into the castle walls. Visit the exhibition to discover stories of sieges and royal prisoners, see a recreated 1940s commander's office and pick up the phone to hear emergency messages. Children can crack the Pevensey Castle Code, peer into the dungeon and make the most of the wide open spaces. Nearby 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield is also just a 20 minute drive away, meaning you can easily combine both into a jampacked day out.

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Guide Prices

English Heritage members free



  • Accessible Seating
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Autism Friendly
  • Disabled access - Partial access, there are areas with some steps. Due to the nature of the historic grounds and flooring, ground may be uneven.
  • Facilities for hearing impaired - Audio with hearing loop

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Online Booking Possible


  • On-site light refreshments - Cold drinks, ice cream, sweets, cakes
  • Picnic site - Picnics are welcomed on the grassy area, two benches available however no dedicated picnic benches


  • Children welcome - Children's trail and audio available


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted


  • Free Parking - Free parking available on the street in Pevensey and Westham. Accessible parking available in Pevensey village disabled bays and Pevensey or Westham villages which are equidistant to the castle.

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property


  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Pevensey Castle


High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

Opening Times

* Open daily from 10am - 5pm
Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan


  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Other AwardsEnglish Heritage English Heritage 2016

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