Plan Your Visit

Getting to Lewes Castle. Please click here for maps of Lewes and surrounding area. Lewes has good train and bus links. The train station is a five minute walk from the castle and there is a taxi rank outside the main entrance to the station. Buses stop in the High Street, close to the castle. Click here for a bus service map for East Sussex. For further help with public transport visit Traveline.  Car parking and coach parking are available in the town.

Accessibility.  The historic nature of the castle site means access is limited to ground level for anyone who has difficulty walking. There is an accessible pavilion in the Gun Garden with panels depicting the panorama visible from the top of the keep. Assistance dogs are welcome and some interpretation panels are in braille. The museum: there is a small flight of steps down to the ground floor galleries and another, larger, flight up to those on the first floor.  Due to the historic nature of the building there is no lift. Large print information is available at the reception desk and in the galleries.

Resources for visitors with additional needs

Toilets. There are free toilets in the shop area. There is an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities in the Education Resource Centre, but availability is limited.

Refreshments. Lewes Castle is located in the centre of Lewes where there are numerous good quality cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. Picnics can be eaten in the garden.

Shops. There is a bookshop on the site as well as a gift shop selling cards, toys and other souvenirs. Groups can order goody bags from the gift shop. Please email:

What’s On: click here to see  Events Calendar for the castle and the other Sussex Past properties.

Local area. Anne of Cleves House and Cafe are nearby, as are Southover Grange Gardens and the remains of Lewes Priory. Lewes lies in the South Downs National Park.

More information: detailed help with planning your visit.