Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum
169 High Street,
"You can see Lewes lying like a box of toys under a great amphitheatre of chalky hills." So wrote William Morris, one of the many to comment on the idyllic setting of this historic town.
High above the medieval streets stands Lewes Castle, begun soon after 1066 by William de Warenne as his stronghold in Sussex and added to over the next 300 years, culminating in the magnificent Barbican. Steep climbs to the top of this and the adjacent keep are rewarded with spectacular views.
Next door, in Barbican House Museum, explore the archeological history of Sussex and the changing exhibitions in the upper gallery and visit the specialist history and archeological bookshop on the ground floor
Admission: Adult £7.00, child £3.60, concessions £6.40, family £18.80 (1 adult and 4 children, or 2 adults and 2 children).
A combined admission ticket with Anne of Cleves House is available:
Adult £10.50, child £5.50, concessions £9.50, family £28.00 (1 adult plus 4 children, or 2 adults and 2 children).
A reduced price for groups of 15 or more is available, please contact Lewes Castle for more details.
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Lewes Castle is located centrally in Lewes off the High Street, a few minutes walk from the bus and railway stations. Lewes is easily accessed from the A27, A26 and A275; drivers using the A27 should enter the town from the eastern end of the Lewes by-pass via the Cuilfail Tunnel. Lewes railway station is served by regular trains from Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and London.
- Credit cards accepted (with charge)
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- Accepts groups