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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

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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 days ago
James B
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Day out

If you love castles and ruins this is right up your street. There is enough left to explore and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheridan B
Carshalton, 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
+44 1273 486290
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Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Janez N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 17 September 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
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Joint visit to Anne of Cleves House in Lewes then a short walk uphill to the castle ruins. Its a nice piece of history to read about and visit. Lewes itself is a lovely place.

Thank Z5454CQWH
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit we spent about an hour or so here. You can take your own lunch various places to sit and enjoy spectacular views if the south downs. Historic information everywhere. Quite steep steps so a slow walk it was for us,...More

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