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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 1 week ago
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 3 weeks ago
James B
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 surrounding countryside worth the climb short film spiral staircase superb views centre of town highest point interesting history south downs combined ticket worth a visit information boards mobility problems ticket office entrance fee couple of hours sunny day
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Onlyjasper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jacqui b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank James B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank equalities_champion
Reviewed October 4, 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

Thank Sheridan B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

Thank janezn2014
Reviewed September 29, 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

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Reviewed September 22, 2018

We purchased tickets to Lewes Castle/ Museum and Anne of Cleves House as a package deal on Groupon. By far the best way to do it as we made quite a saving. We visited on a Saturday and a wedding was about to take place...More

Thank dyneyboy
Reviewed September 19, 2018 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

Thank andrewboulden
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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