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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

Address: 169 High St, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
Phone Number: 01273 486290
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Museums
Owner description: Lewes Castle is open year round, and has a wonderful view from the top of the Keep. Next door is...
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Type: Castles, Museums
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.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

A great Norman castle right in the centre of the town and charming terraced gardens within the castle walls. The views from the tower's roof are well worth the climb; not too difficult but sensible shoes are a good idea. The adjacent museum is excellent with an informative video and town model that explains the town's development over the centuries... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

situated in the centre of the town, the veiws from the top are well worth the climb up the stairs, loved the barbican tower and adjacent museum

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Don't go expecting Arundel or Warwick, as it's really just two towers and some intact walls. But what you do get is a great historic video beforehand in the museum, a lovely set of terraced gardens, a great workout on all those steps, quite decent orientation signs and some truly terrific views.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A must see while in the beautiful town of Lewes. The castle itself is fascinating and the views from the top of the castle are outstanding.

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UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Half way along the High Street. One of the best organised castle visits, with an introductory video and explanation good graphical displays. Well laid out, caters for school visits. Please note that there are a lot of stairs to be mounted to get to the towers, as well as in the towers! well worth the effort though with 180 degree... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A must see for any visitor or resident in Sussex - fun activities for all ages, excellent spaces to explore and the most beautiful views from Lewes of the South Downs.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. The castle remains sit up high on the mote and when at the top you can see for miles around - you can understand why it was built there. It is also very interesting to look at the views of the Lewes rooftops - fabulous chimneys as far as the eye can see...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

This was just the local place to go on a Sunday morning outing, half way along the High Street. One of the best organised castle visits, with an introductory video and explanation pics/ boards all around. Well laid out, caters for school visits and therefore child friendly with targeted activities. Tip: It should be noted that there are stairs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a fantastic day at the castle. The staff were so friendly. The price was very reasonable. We had a baby and a buggy and they let us leave the buggy in a safe place while we went round the castle. Views from the top were absolutely stunning!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Step back in time in the ruins of this 11th century castle built by William de Warenne after the Norman conquest of England. Not much of the original castle remains, but enough is left for the imagination to take hold. Adjoining the castle is the Barbican Museum, containing archaeological finds sourced from the surrounding hills as well as a fascinating... More 

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