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Camber Castle

A259 New Winchelsea Road, Rye TN31 7TD, England
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Ranked #8 of 8 Attractions in Rye
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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Whitfield Kent.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A ruin but well worth the walk. Only open summer-time but is part of English Heritage. Is near bird hides and lakes.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The only way to get there is walking, no car parks nearby!. You can leave your car near Brede Lock outside Rye and walk from there. About a half hour stroll. Very nice! All over the internet, you'll find mention of it open weekends from 2 to 5pm. THIS IS NOT THE CASE!. Only on first saturday in month in... More 

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best to park near Bede Lock on Harbour Road in Rye and then walk down the path next to the river. It's about a mile but fairly even and a lovely walk through the nature reserve and sheep. The castle is only open by guided tour at 2pm on the first Saturday of the month. Costs £3 for adults and... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Camber Castle can be seen for quite a distance, so its a good point to aim for when walking. The scenery around the area is great, and this castle stands out on the horizon. Unfortunately it is only open for a few days a year, so we weren't able to visit it, so check if you want to go inside... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

For readers of the Romney Marsh series of books, Cloudesley Castle is really Camber Castle. As others have noted, it's not open and a longish walk from Rye Harbour or Winchelsea, but peaceful (I mostly just saw sheep) and if you peer through the barrier, you can see the grown-over tumbled wall where Tamzin would ride Cascade. But don't bother... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I found no signs or tourist information about the castle, so set off with a small drawn map that the lady at my site gave me. Lovely place very peaceful.

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of he tudor defences which stands guarding what was the coast. Nowadays it is not on the coast but in the middle of farmland. We went on a walk with the purpose of walking to this castle from Rye Harbour. We ended up striking across farmland to get to it. We walked the perimeter & enjoyed the location which... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you like ruins then this is one for you. It's a little off the beaten track but that is what makes it special. You have to follow a series of footpaths through a farm to discover this low squatting Tudor castle poking out of the undulating silted up marsh, now fields with sheep grazing. I believe there is a... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

OK, so firstly we didn't actually go. Camber castle can only be accessed by crossing a field, you have to park a mile away. We had small children and pushchairs in our party which made this site of interest inaccessable to us.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lovely walk across fields, though tricky to find the right path to begin with - so peaceful. The day we went we didn't see a soul. It seemed very atmospheric and not a bit romantic!

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