Castles AND Historic Places of INTEREST

Bodiam Castle (5m) – Bodiam TN32 5UA t: 01580 830196
14th Century moated Castle ruins set in beautiful historic landscapes, where spiral staircases and impressively intact interiors give the impression of medieval life; jump aboard our very own Dannie Lee ferry to arrive in style.

Camber Castle (10m) – Rye, East Sussex TN31 7TD t: 01797 227 784
Built by Henry VIII is the ruin of Camber Castle, an unusually unaltered artillery fort designed to guard the port of Rye.

Hastings Castle (13m) – Castle Hill Road, West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3HY t: 01424 422964
Walk around the ruins of Britain’s first every Norman Castle whilst taking in the views over Hastings coastline.

Herstmonceux Castle (21m) – Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN t: 01323 833816
Renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens expressing the history of Medieval England and the romance of Renaissance Europe.

Leeds Castle (21m) – Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL t: 01622 765400
In the heart of Kent and historically home to royalty, lords and ladies for more than 900 years; visitors can be transported through the castle’s history, walk the beautiful parklands and gardens or get lost in the maze.

Lewes Castle (35m) – 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YE t: 01273 486290
Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex.

Hever Castle & Gardens (35m) – Hever Road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG t: 01732 865224
Experience 700 years of history at the double-moated castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn containing fine furniture, tapestries, antiques, and an important collection of Tudor paintings.

Pevensey Castle (23m) – Castle Road, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE t: 01323 762604
With a history stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain’s south coast defences.

Battle Abbey (13m) – High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD t: 01424 775705
Site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, there are atmospheric abbey ruins to explore and a 1066 themed outdoor play area for children (suitable for 4 – 12 year olds).

Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens (10m) – Biddenden Road, Kent TN17 2AB t: 01580 710700
Colourful and abundant garden created by Vita Sackville- West and Harold Nicolson with panoramic views from the top of the tower over the working farm and estate.

Scotney Castle (13m) – Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 8JN t: 01892 893820
Medieval castle and moat with a large, beautiful Victorian country mansion estate, with superb garden, woodland and parkland to explore.

Stocks Mill (8m) – Stocks Road, Wittersham, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7ER t: 01797 270295
Stocks Mill is a Grade II listed post mill in Wittersham which has been preserved.