The ruins of the medieval castle at Pevensey stand in one corner of a Roman fort, on what was once a peninsula surrounded by the sea and salt marshes. The Roman fort, named Anderida, was built in about AD 290. It is one of the largest surviving examples in Britain, with two thirds of its walls and towers still standing to almost their original height.
Unlike most Roman forts that were built to a standard rectangular plan, Anderida has an irregular oval layout that follows the shape of the peninsular. Discover 2000 years of history at this impressive castle with the aid of a free audio tour. Find out about Pevensey famous visitor in 1066 and it's role in WW2. Explore the battlements, towers and dungeons of the medieval castle ruins. Perfect for picnics or you can eat in the Castle Cottage tea room. After sixty years of assaults from violent Saxon invaders, the Roman fort of Anderida was weary with war but its ordeal had only just begun. A few centuries later another invader, William of Normandy, landed nearby and turned it into Pevensey Castle by building upon the old Roman walls.
Later it was adapted to counter the threat of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and even Hitler.
Peel away Pevensey's conflicting, contradictory layers and unearth the complex and unpredictable contours of English history...
Telephone: 01323 762604
All year: 01 April to 30 September: 10am to 6pm daily
October: 10am to 4pm daily
01 November to 31 March: 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Closed 24 to 26 December and 01 January
Adults: £4.10; children/concessions: £2.10