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Bodiam Castle

Drusillas Park and Zoo

Bodiam Castle is a great place to bring the family on a summer day. Our magnificent castle has lots for the children to explore. We'll also have some special events throughout the summer holidays and there's always archery lessons on offer. With extensive grounds around the castle there's plenty of space to set down your picnic rug, sit back and enjoy that special view. Despite its appearance the castle is mostly in ruin, so summer is a good time to visit. There are towers to explore and a battlement to cross, not to mention the chance to see our original portcullis, probably the oldest in England. The moat has plenty of fish that congregate around the bridge when you approach. Can you count how many there are? The ducks, too, are always pleased to see you and love to be fed on seeds, lettuce or some of our nutritious duck food, which the fish like too.

National Trust Membership from just £9.25 per month for a Family
Family: Two adults (aged 18+) and up to five children (17 or under), all living at the same address. Under 5s go free.
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA . MAP
Telephone: 01580 830196

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Dover Castle

Dover Castle

The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors. Then delve deep within Dover’s White Cliffs to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, from the Romans to the Cold War, in an action-packed day out. Family events throughout the year.

English Hertitage Family Membership from just £8 per month
Family: Two adults (aged 19+) and up to twelve children.
Address: Dover Castle,Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU . MAP
Telephone: 0370 333 1181

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Dover Castle

On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided. Explore abbey ruins and meet the Normans and Saxons on our sculpture trail. See the new gatehouse exhibition revealing the abbey’s role in the country’s future, then head to the roof for stunning views of the battlefield. Allow the stories of battle to unfold and discover its atmosphere for yourself. Fun play area with a slide, swings and plenty of play equipment to explore and clamber on.

English Hertitage Family Membership from just £8 per month

Address: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD . MAP Telephone: 0370 333 1181

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CASTLES
DAYS OUT SOUTH EAST

Castles in Sussex

Days out at beautiful castles and castle ruins in the South East of England steeped in history for the whole family to enjoy. Explore fairy-tale moated castles, battlements, towers and dungeons of medieval castle ruins. Discover the innumerable nooks and crannies, passageways and staircases.

Throughout the year there are many events held for families at Castles to include jousting and re-enactments, stage shows and medieval festivals. Children can learn about weapons, battle tactics, knights and battles, normans and crusaders, have-a-go archery, watch bird of prey displays and more.



CASTLES EAST SUSSEX


BODIAM CASTLE
(National Trust)
Address: Bodiam Castle, Near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA.

CAMBER CASTLE (English Heritage)
Address: Camber Castle, Rye, East Sussex

HASTINGS CASTLE
Address: Hastings Castle, Castle Hill Road, West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AR

HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE
Address: Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN

LEWES CASTLE
Address: Lewes Castle, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE

PEVENSEY CASTLE (English Heritage)
Address: Pevensey Castle, High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5LE

RYE CASTLE
Address: Rye Castle, Gun Garden, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7HH


CASTLES WEST SUSSEX


ARUNDEL CASTLE

Address: Arundel Castle, High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

BRAMBER CASTLE (English Heritage)
Address: Bramber Castle, Bramber, West Sussex


CASTLES KENT


HEVER CASTLE
Address: Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever Road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG.

LEEDS CASTLE
Address: Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL

DOVER CASTLE (English Heritage)
Address: Kent Downs AONB, Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU


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National Trust

From just £9.25 per month for a Family

Whether you’re looking to discover historic houses, roam in beautiful gardens or wander through stunning countryside, National Trust membership is your key to unlimited unforgettable days out.

Properties in Sussex: Alfriston Clergy House, Batemans, Bodiam castle, Cuckmere Valley, Devil's Dyke, Lamb House, Monk's House, Nymans Gardens, Petworth House & Park, Sheffield Park, Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill, Standen, Uppark House & Garden, Wakehurst Place.

National Trust Family Memberships : Two adults (aged 18+) and up to five children (17 or under), all living at the same address. Under 5s go free.

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English Hertiage

From just £4.50 per month for a Family

UNLIMITED ACCESS TO OVER 400 HISTORIC PLACES
Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
KIDS GO FREE
Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 19 years and within the family group).
MEMBERS' MAGAZINE AND HANDBOOK
Complimentary full colour handbook worth £10.95. Plus our award winning Members’ Magazine delivered four times a year.
HUNDREDS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
Free or reduced price entry to hundreds of exciting historic events throughout the year.

Properties in Sussex: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, Camber Castle, Pevensey Castle, Bramber Castle.

English Hertitage Family Membership from just £8 per month
Family: Two adults (aged 19+) and up to twelve children.

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