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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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We purchased a ticked for both Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleeves house. The Castle itself was interesting but not assessable for anyone with a disability I'm afraid. The museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We purchased a ticked for both Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleeves house. The Castle itself was interesting but not assessable for anyone with a disability I'm afraid. The museum is very informative. Unfortunately we had bad weather so the views were very limited, however if you pledge Gift Aid you can return to both venues without charge for 12... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lewes itself is lovely, with great shops to browse and good looking cafes and street artists closer to the bridge area. The castle is reasonably priced, the gardens around it are well kept. Be prepared for lots of steps to the top, but the views are well worth it. No wc or refreshment facilities once inside so be prepared. There... More 

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West Sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We bought a combined ticket for Lewes Castle along with Ann of Cleves house – worth noting the price for the combined ticket is the same as for entry to the castle only. We also gift aided our tickets meaning we can return again for free as many times as we like within the next 12 months. The castle is... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lewes Castle has the most beautiful little courtyard garden and the layout of the grounds is interesting. I loved the costumes they keep in the one tower - for fun photo opportunities... And the video in the museum with the interactive map below is awesome and informative!

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lewes is a very pleasant place to spend a day. The castle is in the town centre and has commanding views of the town. There are 2 towers you can climb (very steep steps) but the views are worth it. Also a garden area. There is a small museum (mainly archaeology) and a 10 film about the history of the... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Reasonably priced, helpful staff and superb views if you are happy to climb. The steep stairs to the top have sturdy handrails and the 360 degree views are certainly worth the climb.. There is a childrens area and plenty of seating. and clear informative fact panels . The museum is also interesting for both adult and children.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is the castle of the town lewes near Brighton, it has some historical importance due to a war fought around this castle region, it has little to offer, except some buildings on the top, and a ground also. the more noteworthy is the souvenir shop at the main gate, it has some interesting items which you can buy for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good fun for the family. A little overpriced but ticket price means you can go again for a while year! The castle is preserved beautifully and the views from the top were wonderful. Well worth a visit if you're in the area. My 5 year old in particular enjoyed it.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a great visit. We travelled from Brighton by train. Castle is a short walk from the station. If you pick up a form from the station (or register on line before you go) you can get a second person in for free. If you gift aid your entrance fee you get the chance to visit a second time... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Although small it is very interesting and well kept. Great views from top of tower. Museum had some nice bits.

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