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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

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Address: 169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE, England
Phone Number: 01273 486290
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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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Nice view

It is very nice castle and the views are stunning all the way up to the tower. Very picturesque, beautiful garden and flowers everywhere. In the museum too much to read, no time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

When I visited, I felt so much more could be done to assist prospective visitors. For a start, there are direction signs for motorists but when you drive up the very narrow street, it only then becomes apparent here is not only no parking but no where to turn so you have to carry out a dangerous manoeuvre back onto... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I toured the castle and grounds on a sunny day. Very interesting history clearly mapped out at stages around the castle. Great views from the ramparts. Interesting staff serving in the shop. Great location off the high Street make this a must place to visit

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this castle the other week, when you get to the top of the keep you can see Lewes |Prison, which is where they imprisoned Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones fame) it's not that bad to walk to the top, visit and try

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Thank bigalw35
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very nice castle and the views are stunning all the way up to the tower. Very picturesque, beautiful garden and flowers everywhere. In the museum too much to read, no time for that visiting with little kid. Not suitable for any pushchairs, so you have to leave it downstairs or in the car. It is just lacking few... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous place for a birds eye view of Lewes and the lovely rolling countryside but a bit pricey on the entry fee for what you actually get. Very good though so that's my only compliant

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well presented but lacking in the personal touch. You are left to wander and read the signs and look at the lovely views. Left wondering if there are guided tours available.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to visit Lewes Castle for years. It was well worth the wait. The views of the town and the Downs from the top are absolutely amazing as has been noted in other reviews. The only problem that I could see was that it is definitely not disabled friendly as there are so many STEEP stairs up... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very strategically located castle situated on a hill above the historic town of Lewes. We managed to use a National Rail 2for1 deal, which made it very reasonable indeed. There are loads of stairs, both external and narrow spiral staircases within the two operational towers, so it's not suitable for people with restricted mobility. The views from the top... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this tour with a combined ticket with Anne of Cleave House. It was well worthwhile treking up all the spiral stairs for the views

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small castle with history dating back to the 10th century. Very interesting if you love history. Nice places to sit and eat/drink and enjoy the incredible views. Good exercise getting up all the steps! Staff were friendly and informative. Prices very reasonable. We bought a combined ticket for the castle and Anne of Cleaves House (which is a short... More 

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