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Camber Castle

A259 New Winchelsea Road, Rye TN31 7TD, England
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Nice walk

Came across this castle while exploring Rye harbour nature reserve. It's in the middle of nowhere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Worthwhile walk

We followed the public footpaths to the castle and a fairly easy walk as all on the level. It is a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Derby, United Kingdom
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A259 New Winchelsea Road, Rye TN31 7TD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this castle while exploring Rye harbour nature reserve. It's in the middle of nowhere with little or no signage. Was pleasantly surprised with the find, shame it wasn't open at the time. If unaltered ruins in wonderful countryside is your thing get your...More

Thank KRwatching
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We followed the public footpaths to the castle and a fairly easy walk as all on the level. It is a lovely old castle that was built for Henry V111 but it is only actually open on the first Saturday of each month in the...More

1  Thank annabel609
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Camber Castle (nee Winchelsea Castle) is in the middle of a field between Rye and Winchelsea along the bank of the Military Canal (River Brede). This is an abandoned Henry VIII military castle is not accessible by road. Behind the castle is a bird reserve...More

Thank Uncle T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We visited as part of a nature walking tour with a guide from Sussex Wildlife Trust and it was fascinating. The castle is not generally open but we were allowed to explore under the watchful eye of the guide! It was great, the low tunnels...More

Thank the_hearty_eater
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Camber Castle isn't, strictly speaking, a castle and it's miles from Camber. That said, it's a fascinating break in a walk in Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Almost entirely unrestored, the castle (it's really a Tudor gun platform) is only open for three month s of...More

Thank Grayham55
Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of the ruins that Cromwell knocked about a bit....only it wasn't 'im. A fascinating round turret castle now in the middle of nowhere...except that your by the wonderful Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and the equally magnificent Rye Bay coast. Put your boots on..it's worth...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The walk across the fields to this castle takes a long time, but enjoyed looking around even if it was just the outside, as it is only open for a short time. Owned by English Heritage now it looks good inside. Hard to understand why...More

Thank BargeeGirl
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The castle is in the middle of a field a mile from the sea. it use to be 150 metre from the sea, the tour we had revealed the growth and destruction of the castle, very interesting. Henry v111 strikes again.

Thank RamssBottom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A decent walk from Winchelsea, but well worth seeing. The views along the coast are very clear and an excellent place to see, although not much to do.

Thank Russ S
Reviewed 10 September 2016

WE were walking from Rye to Winchelsea on a drizzly day and detoured off the path to take a closer look at Camber Castle, which I thought was one of the Saxon Shore Forts, but turned out to be a fortification built by Henry Eigth...More

Thank seymourstars
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