Castles monuments in Sussex
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Sussex

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Sussex Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

blank tabARUNDEL CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LH
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Founded in 1067, Arundel Castle in West Sussex is one of the largest inhabited and complete castles in England.

Visitors can explore the Castle independently or enjoy pre-booked guided tours, from the Armoury and beautiful Regency library through to opulent Victorian bedrooms.

The Castle gardens offer visual splendour to suit all tastes and the packed events calendar includes battling Normans, Pirates and Europe’s largest jousting tournament.

The Castle is open to visitors until 30th October 2015 and from Good Friday 25th March 2016, Tuesday to Sunday, and May & August Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets are priced from £9.
Tel: 01093 882173    Fax: 01903 884581
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blank tabHERSTMONCEUX CASTLE, GARDENS & GROUNDSCastles & Historic Monuments
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
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Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle - a 15th Century moat castle is set in 550 acres of glorious woodland and gardens.

Visit the tearoom, visitor centre and children's woodland play area and take a leisurely walk along the nature trail.

Sadly, there is no access to the castle for members of the public, however guided tours are conducted at an extra charge (subject to availability).

Opening times: 25th March - 30th October (closed 26th August). Please phone for confirmation of times before you visit.
Tel: 01323 833816    Fax: 01323 834499
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blank tabWEST BLATCHINGTON WINDMILLCastles & Historic Monuments
97 Holmes Avenue, Hove, BN3 7LE
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This 19th century smock mill (last operated in 1897) with its neighbouring church continues to mark the site of the old downland village of West Blatchington.

The windmill is almost fully restored and contains much of the original machinery. It is particularly interesting as it sits on top of a flint tower and barn, and the timber smock is unusually hexagonal. A permanent exhibition and exhibits of rural life and milling.

The mill is of historic interest painted on November 5th 1825 by John Constable. Winner of 1988 Civic Trust Commendation. Teas served in barn.

Events held throughout the year. Schools and group bookings welcome all year by prior arrangement.
Tel: 01273 776017See our website

blank tabBODIAM CASTLE Castles & Historic Monuments
Bodiam, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA
Escape for a day - to a story book castle. Bodiam Castle is a fairy-tale moated castle, the best example of its type in the country, built in 1385. Learn about its past at our year round family events and in the display rooms. Wander in the tranquil setting of the grounds around the castle, with views of the Rother Valley and KESR Steam Railway. Why not also enjoy a freshly prepared tea, cakes and light meals in the Wharf Tea Rooms. Sorry no access for wheelchair users to the turrets. Please contact for opening times.
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Tel: 01580 830436

blank tabBATTLE ABBEYCastles & Historic Monuments
High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD

Re-live one of the most famous days in England's history with an inclusive interactive audio tour of the 1066 battlefield and abbey led by three characters who were witness to the events of the day. Visit the museum on abbey life, plus 'Prelude to Battle' exhibition. Themed play area for children. Large high street shop. Colourful and exciting events throughout the year including the Battle Proms concerts in August.
Tel: 01424 773792See our website

blank tabPEVENSEY CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

Discover 2,000 years of history at this impressive castle with the aid of a free audio tour. Find out about its Roman origins, its turbulent history in the Dark Ages, its famous visitor in 1066 and its role in World War II. Explore the battlements, towers and dungeons of the medieval castle ruins! Perfect for picnics. Small shop with themed gifts.
Tel: 01323 762604

blank tabLEWES CASTLECastles & Historic Monuments
169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE
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From the high towers of Lewes Castle visitors can see both the town and the distant views of downs, river and forest.

The best way to appreciate this view is to visit Barbican House Museum first and watch 'The Story of Lewes Town', a sound and light show based on a scale model of the town.
Tel: 01273 486290
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blank tabTHE LONG MAN OF WILMINGTONCastles & Historic Monuments
Windover Hill, Wilmington, East Sussex
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The Long Man of Wilmington, mysterious guardian of the South Downs, has baffled archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years.

The Long Man of Wilmington is situated 6 miles north-west of Eastbourne.

The Long Man may be reached by public footpaths to the base and the top of the figure and interpretation boards are located at the car park and at the bottom of the hill showing details of these.

The rights of way to the base of the figure are reasonably easy for walkers, but are probably not suitable for wheelchairs.
Tel: 01273 487188
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Belle Tout: The Little Lighthouse that Moved

Belle Tout Photo © Christine Matthews
Belle Tout - Photo:
Christine Matthews CCL


How do you stop an 850-ton lighthouse from toppling over the edge of crumbling cliffs and falling into the sea below?

Simple -- you lift it up on runners and drag it slowly back some fifty metres onto safer ground.

This is exactly what happened in 1999 to Belle Tout lighthouse, situated on the top of famous Beachy Head cliffs in East Sussex, England.

This quaint historic building, just 15m high and being used as a family home, was perilously near the eroding cliff edge.

In 1834 it was situated some forty metres away from the edge, but now, one more rock fall and the lighthouse would be a heap of rubble on the beach below. More...

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