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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

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Address: 169 High St, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
Phone Number: 01273 486290
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Description: Lewes Castle is open year round, and has a wonderful view from the top of...
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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Wonderful views from the top!

You need to go on a clear day as the 360 degree views from the top of the castle - involving a number of steps and a spiral staircase - are lovely. Steeped in history it is worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Brighton, England
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Lewes castle is well worth going to, it sit on a mound in the middle of the town, myself and my son are regular visitors. Don't forget to go in the museum before you go to the castle it gives great insight into the history of the area

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I liked this castle because it was well maintained even though it is partly a ruin. But the walks and stairs have been recently rebuilt and it was a nice climb up to the top of the tower. The view was very nice of the Town of Lewes. I liked that you could see where the town has spread into... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I truly enjoyed this visit - it was great to see the remnants of the castle and the history lessons peppered around on various plaques. I would definitely go back to visit the museum as I don't think it was ready when I was there. Great day out!

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Brighton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

You need to go on a clear day as the 360 degree views from the top of the castle - involving a number of steps and a spiral staircase - are lovely. Steeped in history it is worth the visit.

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Sussex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good location. Plenty of car parks available and accessike within five minutes (by foot) from the train station. Lots of exciting nooks and crannies for little children to explore including several dressing up boxes for all to dress up in! Most areas of the tower is accessible but be warned the spiral staircase can be steep and narrow in certain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful ruin. There's enough left to visualise how it must have dominated the town. Indeed, it still does! Pick a clear day and venture to the top tower for some amazing views. The museum is fascinating too, small but with lots packed in.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Located in Lewes - you can't miss it The car parks are dotted around the town (pay and display -not cheap) There is no parking close to the Castle, park and walk The Castle is high up on the hill ridge and has spectacular views of Lewes and the surrounding countryside. The entry fee was reasonable and the small museum... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love old castles and this did not disappoint. Quite nice to have a complete building for once. Wonderful views from the top of the turret.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This 1000 year old Norman castle in Lewes is well worth a visit.The castle has multiple towers,multiple levels and offers a nice view of the Sussex countryside.Barbican House Museum is included in the ticket entry,it is quite small but has some interesting artifacts.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Members of English Heritage get 50 percent reduction and this makes for great value for money. The view from the top of the castle is quite breathtaking, those white, chalk cliffs can be clearly seen. Gentle terrace, super location in the main part of town, where any number of car parks provide easy access. Good to walk around the town... More 

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