Camber Castle

East Sussex, England

City/Town/Village: Rye
District: Rother
County: East Sussex
Latitude/Longitude: 50.934, 0.735188


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Enjoy a family guided tour around this historic castle built by Henry VIII. Camber Castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea. The ruin of an unusually unaltered artillery fort designed to guard the port of Rye. There are monthly guided walks round Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, including the castle and local farm.
Adults: £2.00
Children: Accompanied children free
Concessions: £1.00
EH Member Cost: Free

Information from English Heritage website

Camber Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:


25/3 Camber Castle
(Formerly listed under
3.8.61 General)


Camber Castle stands in the middle of field but the footpath to it is approached
from this road. This was one of the series of castles built by Henry VIII as
coast defences in 1538. Its plan is quatrefoil-shaped, with lunettes at the
corners and the entrance on the North side forming another lunette or the stalk
of the flower. It is a squat building of ashlar lined with brick. In the centre
of the square is a higher round tower or keep of earlier date built of ashlar
and lined with brick for the top or second storey which has probably been added.
A scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ9218618457

Information from British Listed Buildings

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