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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

Barbican House 169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
+44 1273 486290
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Enjoyable visit

Not a great deal to see, but lively views and an engaging museum. Little kids may find this rather... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gareth D
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Quaint, lovely and small

This is the second time I have visited the Lewes Castle. The first time I visited in November. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniela R
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Barbican House 169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
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"surrounding countryside"
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"worth the climb"
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"short film"
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"town model"
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"superb views"
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"centre of town"
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"spiral staircase"
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"highest point"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"south downs"
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"worth a visit"
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"combined ticket"
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"information boards"
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"steeped in history"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee (recommended as dual together with Anne of Cleve’s house) for the castle, or what’s left of it, is too high. However, it should be taken into account that the museum is really worth it; the history of the town is presented (if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by no means the biggest castle you will ever visit, but it has a fascinating history. You will be rewarded with some fabulous views all around the castle, these include the town itself and the South Downs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today and we found it quite interesting. Small garden area, a few towers to climb and look around, with a couple of areas to see some great views. We found some of the information repeated through the the info. boards.... Not that big,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for a dual ticket covering Anne of Cleves house as well as this attraction which is good as with GiftAid we can come back for a year and you may not want to do both of these attractions on the same day.. You...More

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent presentation of local Sussex history at a very fair price. The castle requires some energy to fully appreciate as there are many steps and stairs to negotiate, but the view from the top is well worth the effort on a fine...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 'must' when visiting Lewes. Great view from the top of the castle and lovely little museum. Very picturesque Barbican gate.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful views but if you have dodgy knees be prepared for a hard climb just pretend you're reading the nsmes on the edge of the steps. I did. Well documented history on a variety of boards. Spiral staircases everywhere. Great little museum spanning the local...More

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els54
March 26, 2017|
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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
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July 20, 2016|
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Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
10am-5.30pm but sometimes it closes earlier on Saturdays if there are functions.
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