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Camber Castle

A259 New Winchelsea Road, Rye TN31 7TD, England
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Worthwhile walk

We followed the public footpaths to the castle and a fairly easy walk as all on the level. It is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Derby, United Kingdom
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A country walk

Camber Castle (nee Winchelsea Castle) is in the middle of a field between Rye and Winchelsea along... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2017
Uncle T
Rye, United Kingdom
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A259 New Winchelsea Road, Rye TN31 7TD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We followed the public footpaths to the castle and a fairly easy walk as all on the level. It is a lovely old castle that was built for Henry V111 but it is only actually open on the first Saturday of each month in the...More

Thank annabel609
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Camber Castle (nee Winchelsea Castle) is in the middle of a field between Rye and Winchelsea along the bank of the Military Canal (River Brede). This is an abandoned Henry VIII military castle is not accessible by road. Behind the castle is a bird reserve...More

Thank Uncle T
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We visited as part of a nature walking tour with a guide from Sussex Wildlife Trust and it was fascinating. The castle is not generally open but we were allowed to explore under the watchful eye of the guide! It was great, the low tunnels...More

Thank the_hearty_eater
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Camber Castle isn't, strictly speaking, a castle and it's miles from Camber. That said, it's a fascinating break in a walk in Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Almost entirely unrestored, the castle (it's really a Tudor gun platform) is only open for three month s of...More

Thank Grayham55
Reviewed January 10, 2017

One of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit....only it wasn't 'im. A fascinating round turret castle now in the middle of nowhere...except that your by the wonderful Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and the equally magnificent Rye Bay coast. Put your boots on..it's worth...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed October 22, 2016

The walk across the fields to this castle takes a long time, but enjoyed looking around even if it was just the outside, as it is only open for a short time. Owned by English Heritage now it looks good inside. Hard to understand why...More

Thank BargeeGirl
Reviewed October 4, 2016

The castle is in the middle of a field a mile from the sea. it use to be 150 metre from the sea, the tour we had revealed the growth and destruction of the castle, very interesting. Henry v111 strikes again.

Thank RamssBottom
Reviewed September 18, 2016

A decent walk from Winchelsea, but well worth seeing. The views along the coast are very clear and an excellent place to see, although not much to do.

Thank Russ S
Reviewed September 10, 2016

WE were walking from Rye to Winchelsea on a drizzly day and detoured off the path to take a closer look at Camber Castle, which I thought was one of the Saxon Shore Forts, but turned out to be a fortification built by Henry Eigth...More

Thank seymourstars
Reviewed July 20, 2016

An old ruin with great scenic views in and around the castle. Great walks also and situated within a nature reserve

Thank Dr. Nizam M
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