Pevensey Castle (East Sussex) Reviews
Description:Address: Castle Road / Pevensey / East Sussex / BN24 5LE
Newest Review: ... when he was Henry V's prisoner. Haven fallen into disrepair it's demolition was ordered by Elizabeth the First, whose orders, luckily for visitors today, were ignored. In more recent history, the castle was used as a military base during WWII, providing shelter for American and Canadian forces, and acting as a base of operations for anti-aircraft troops. Most of the outer Norman walls ... more
Customer Pevensey Castle (East Sussex) Reviews (2)
by - written on 10/12/13 (Very useful, 46 readings)
My boyfriends parent's live in East Sussex, and I love going down to see them as this area of the country has SO many places that appeal to a history geek like me. One of the outings we went on the last time I visited was a trip to Pevensey castle. Pevensey Castle should be more accurately called Pevensey Castle ruins - there isn't a great deal of the actual castle left. There are the outer Roman walls (Built back when Pevensey was called Anderida) which encircle the site (and which you can see for free as a public footpath runs through the site) and then the more recent Normal castle built under the orders of William the Conqueror. The outer ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/04/11 (Very useful, 154 readings)
Having grown up right opposite Pevensey Castle, I feel I should write a review on it. Pevensey Castle can be found in the historic village of Pevensey, East Sussex. The castle is actually two castles. The outer walls were built by the Romans in the 4th Century, whilst the inner walls were built under the order of William the Conqueror. ==Roman Walls== Sadly, much of the original stone work has worn away over the years, with just a crumbling shell left. To access the Roman castle, entry is free as a public footpath runs right through the grounds. You can see where the gate house to the west used to be and archaeologists have unearthed Roman ... Read the complete review
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