Bodiam Castle (5m) – Bodiam TN32 5UA t: 01580 830196 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle
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 www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/camber-castle
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 www.discoverhastings.co.uk
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 www.herstmonceux-castle.com
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 www.leeds-castle.com
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 www.sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/lewes-castle
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 www.hevercastle.co.uk
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 www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pevensey-castle/
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 www.english-heritage.org.uk
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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden
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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle
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 www.visitkent.co.uk/stocks-windmill
Stocks Mill is a Grade II listed post mill in Wittersham which has been preserved.