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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

169 High St, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
01273 486290
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brasilia/Df - Brasil
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There are beautiful views of the city and the region from the castle. The gardens around it are also interesting. The musem, despite being little, has important information about the city and the historical facts that happened there.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The castle is definitely one place you should visit in Lewes. The place is steeped in history and is very interesting. Well worth the entry fee of £7.00. Lovely surroundings, and stunning views over the whole Town when you get to the top!! Quite a few steps so not really suitable if you struggle with stairs! Highly recommend you visit!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I hadn't heard of Lewes Castle before I decided to stop off in town for a night (Okay, I'm American and hadn't even heard of Lewes, but I was flying into Gatwick and it was an easy place to reach for my first night in England), so it was a nice surprise to find it so scenic and well situated... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit. Not sure whether or not that was because we were not expecting anything special and it caught us a little by surprise but it was a lovely experience. As members of English Heritage we were entitled to reduced entry fees so it was terrific value as well. To greet us in the main garden was an... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Ticket gets you into Anne of Cleaves house as well.Very informative and well worth a visit.Views from top superb.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was good bright, clear sunny day when we visited the castle. Lots of steps but lots of resting areas with sitting benches along the way. The view is worth all the climbing.

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Lewes Castle is special for several reasons, the first one being it is in the centre of the town itself! It has historical significance as well in that it played a role in the Battle of Lewes, which resulted in the creation of what would become parliamentary democracy. Does it live up to the billing? Yes it does I'm pleased... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Castle is in the centre of Lewes with wonderful views over the town to the South Downs in the distance. There are flowers everywhere and lots of information boards explaining the history of the town and the Castle. Beware, those with mobility problems, there are lots of steps and spiral staircases to negotiate.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

had a great family day out here with my daughter. Learnt so much about The Battle of Lewes. Would recommend going on a sunny day. The 360 degree view of Lewes is beautiful and impressive. Staff were fairly helpful but do think they could have been more friendly and approachable.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a ruined castle, and it dominates the Lewes skyline. Lots of steps to climb to reach the panoramic views, but benches on the way. You can climb into and up the Barbican gateway as well. Really worth a visit.

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