Castles & Historic Houses

Fit for Kings and Queens alike, step back in time at some of our finest castles. For a medieval experience step into Bodiam Castle, or if you’re looking for a castle steeped in over 1,000 years of history, take a trip to Arundel. If that doesn’t take your pick, explore some stunning historic homes like Bateman’s or Petworth House and imagine what life could’ve been like.

1066 battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield

Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, TN33 0AD
We are now open. On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided and explore the abbey ruins.
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Bodium Castle

Bodiam Castle Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA
One of Britain’s most perfectly picturesque medieval Castles. The castle rises majestically from the moat, with spiral stairs, towers, battlements and ruins where knights once roamed – Bodiam Castle is a place where you can let your imagination run free. Visit the café or tea-room for homemade meals and cakes.
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Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Michelham Priory House & Gardens Michelham Priory Road, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex
Michelham Priory boasts England’s longest medieval water filled moat and offers a great day out for all the family. The moat encircles a site steeped in history dating back to 1229, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times…
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Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House Museum Southover High Street, Lewes
Anne of Cleves House formed part of Anne’s annulment settlement from Henry VIII in 1540. The House is a wonderful example of a late medieval timber framed building. The earliest parts date from the late 1400’s, and there were further additions up until the 17th century.
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Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill Garden Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great plant collectors and tended with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. Borde Hill combines outstanding vistas with tranquil outdoor garden rooms, including the fragrant Rose Garden and scenic…
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St Mary’s House and Gardens

St. Mary's House & Gardens The Street Bramber, Steyning BN44 3WE
Enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber. St Mary’s is still a lived-in home, with fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l’oeil Painted Room.
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The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion 4-5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE
Built as King George IV’s pleasure palace when Brighton was the heart of fashionable Regency society, the Royal Pavilion was also used by King William IV and Queen Victoria. Today it has been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian architecture contrasted with interiors inspired by China.
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Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral West Street, Chichester PO19 1QB
We have made a number of changes to ensure those who visit us can do safely. Please check the website for details. Located in the heart of the city, Chichester Cathedral is a living church with over 900 years of history. Discover unique architecture, where medieval features sit alongside world…
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Fishbourne Roman Villa

Fishbourne Roman Villa Roman Way, Chichester PO19 3QR
Discovered in 1960, Fishbourne Roman Palace displays the largest collection of early Roman mosaic floors in Britain and museum displaying artefacts found during excavations. Replanted formal garden laid out to its original plan as discovered from excavation, featuring box hedging.
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Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle Estate, Wartling Road Entrance, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN
The beautiful 300-acre estate has formal gardens, woodland trails, meadows, and lakes, all set around a majestic 15th century moated castle. For younger visitors, there is an outdoor play area, giant tree swing and the family challenge of the Marlow Rope Maze.
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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB
Founded in 1067, Arundel Castle is one of the largest inhabited and complete castles in England – a jewel in the crown of UK visitor attractions. Steeped in 1,000 years of history, the Castle offers a full day out with guided and free-flow tours of finely preserved rooms including the…
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