Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle Walk (PDF, East Sussex CC) or Pevensey Levels Levels & Circular cycle ride (PDF, East Sussex CC)

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An easy, generally level walk, passing through the Outer Bailey of Pevensey Castle, before crossing the Pevensey Haven.

The castle’s origins date to the beginning in the 4th century as one of the last and strongest of the Roman ‘Saxon Shore’ forts, two-thirds of whose towered walls still stand. It was the landing place of William the Conqueror’s army in 1066. During the century after the Conquest a full-scale Norman castle, with a great square keep and a powerful gatehouse, was built within one corner of the fort. In the 1250s the towered bailey wall was constructed, and soon put to the test during the great siege of 1264.