Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum
Castle / Fort
"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.
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|2013 (02/01/2013 - 31/12/2013)|
The Castle itself closes at dusk during winter
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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