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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
+44 1273 486290
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Lewes Castle

A visit to Lewes would not be complete without visiting the castle and the nearby Anne of Cleves... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hastings, United Kingdom
Great view from the top

Not for the faint hearted! A lot of steps. Very interesting history if your kids are old enough to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
West Sussex, 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.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
+44 1273 486290
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Reviewed yesterday

A visit to Lewes would not be complete without visiting the castle and the nearby Anne of Cleves house. The castle is a ruin but there is plenty of information about its history and role, you’ll also get some of the best views across Lewes...More

Thank bottomleybradley2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not for the faint hearted! A lot of steps. Very interesting history if your kids are old enough to stop while you read it! Its a ruined castle so whilst there are inside rooms its not furnished. A lot of outside stuff so probably less...More

Thank girlyguide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was surprised how much of this castle was accessible. Enjoyed climbing the towers. Views looking down over the town and river were great. Lots of boards to read the history. Enjoyed sitting in the gardens and listening to the history whilst enjoying our lunch. Lots...More

Thank BargeeGirl
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

As part of a few days in Lewes we took in the castle and museum. The castle is a little bit more than a ruin but worth a visit and we spoke to visitors from USA and New Zealand. Here's the breathless bit! There are...More

Thank bobbooker2016
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were lucky with the weather when we visited Lewes Castle. The views from the top were spectacular and wonderful. A great way to spend a morning in Lewes!

Thank See K
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Happily spend 2 to 3 hours here. Situated in the centre of lewes sand offering great views on a clear day.

Thank LegoLycra
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lewesis a great castle from the early conquest days and improved over the years. There is still much of the original fabric left.

Thank F7800NBchrisc
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Spectacular location and history but of limited time appeal for young kids. Once you've climbed it you're done really. Us adults enjoyed it more, especially the stunning flowers on a sunny summers day.

Thank sipickles
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The remains of the castle and the views you get from the top are breathtaking (and possibly too high for anyone with a fear of heights) but slightly disappointed by the gallery display which is focused on local archaeology rather than the history of the...More

Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

All Down to your Taste., for me this was a venue well worth a visit,. great Ale and Service..I love Micro Pubs, you get the Ale without the noise and Hustle of regular pubs..

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26 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
20 July 2016|
Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
10am-5.30pm but sometimes it closes earlier on Saturdays if there are functions.