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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

169 High St, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
01273 486290
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Ranked #3 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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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Friendly ticket staff. Very well kept gardens. Good access, though tower stairs narrow (unavoidable). Views were amazing.

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Zlate Moravce, Slovakia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Very nice castle with a beautiful view on the top. In the reception building you can watch a short film about Lewes history with small interactive model of Lewes. The stuff was kind. I recommend to visit this nice historical place to spend few hours in beautiful historical castle.

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Guilford
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

for history buffs and those looking for a way to inspire children's understanding of the past in a impressive setting. Something for everyone with good views over Lewes as a bonus

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