Lewes Castle by Alan Chapman

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 Lewes Castle and buses stop in the High Street very close to the Castle. Click here for a bus service map for East Sussex. Car parking and Coach parking are available in the town.

Accessibility. The castle: due to the historic nature of the site 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. Some large print information plus activities for children and EFL students is available in the entrance foyer. If you wish, you can download some of them before your vist. The galleries have family activity baskets.

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.

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.