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Tel code: 01323 | code search
Postcode: BN24 | code search
Population: 3100
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The Bay Hotel
"Good Points: The food was excellent and on site parking Bad Points: The hotel is in dire need of a good clean and redecorating.Wall paper is hanging of the walls in ..." More

The Bay Hotel
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Priory Court Hotel
"Excellent accommodation, reasonably priced and ideally situated for the village. The staff are very friendly and create a warm atmosphere and the local clientele are equally friendly. Overall, would highly recommend ..." More

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The look at Pevensey Castle is to slowly unfold the pages of English history, a story of invasion, defence and defiance. It starts with the Romans, the first invaders, who built the fort in around 280 as part of their coastal defences against attack by the Saxons and Jutes; these coastal defences were commanded by a new officer the `Comes Litoris Saxonier` (Count of the Saxon Shore) and Pevensey (Roman Anderitum) was the main post in Sussex. The fort covers nine acres, the walls form an oval unusual for a Roman fort but probably dictated by the site which was an irregular peninsula jutting out into the then estuary. After the Romans left, in about 420, the Saxon chieftain Aelle attacked and sacked the fort in 491, he went on to conquer much of Sussex. The fort then appears to have been abandoned until the 1040`s when Harold Godwinson improved the fortifications and left the fort manned. The Bayeux Tapestry shows Pevensey as the landing place of Williams troops and after the conquest Pevensey was given to Williams half-brother Robert who built a new inner bailey, the keep was built around 1100 and the gatehouse added in the 13th century the, now Castle, was besieged unsuccessfully by King Stephen during his was over the succession with Maud; Simon de Montfont tried in 1264 and the Yorkists in 1399 during the Wars of the Roses. After the Spanish Armada, Queen Elisabeth 1 ordered its demolition but was ignored; Oliver Cromwell sold it to a local mason for 40 but only a few stones were removed. The crown seized it back in 1660 after the restoration. By this time the estuary was silting up and forming the Pevensey Levels and the coast receded and is about a mile away from the castle. From the castle`s towers can be seen a new line of defences. The Martello towers, a string of forts built between 1805 -10 along the shore to as a defence against Nepoleonic invasion - sound familiar?

Attraction

Old Mint House
Pevensey Bay
Pevensey Castle
Sharnfold Farm

Camping

Bay View Caravan and Camping Park
Norman's Bay

Estate Agent

Masonbryant
Robert Fox (Estate Agents)

Pub and Bar

Castle Inn
Moorings
Old Mint House
Red Lion
Star Inn

Taxi

Oceanside Cars

Venue

Priory Court Hotel

Shops

Sharnfold Farm
Stone Cross Nurseries
Hillier Garden Centre
Hankam Organics
Sharnfold PYO Farm

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Antiques

The Old Mint House Antiques

Places to Stay near Pevensey

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Premier Inn Eastbourne (2.16 miles)

Premier Inn Eastbourne
Situated on the sunshine coast, Eastbourne Premier Inn makes an ideal base for both business and leisure stays. Nearby is Eastbourne seafront, the town centre, Sovereign Harbour, leisure attractions and business parks, as well as ... More | visit website
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Leeward Quay (2.21 miles)

Leeward Quay

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Luxury 'lifestyle' contemporary interior designed apartment finished to a high specification set within the heart of the Marina in a quiet location with stunning views out over the locks and ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (2.74 miles)

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Cleavers Lyng 16th C Country House (3.50 miles)

Cleavers Lyng 16th C Country House
Cleavers Lyng is a unique grade II listed luxury country house of considerable charm and character dating back to 1577. A 4 star highly commended, property, privately owned and operated. The house is situated in ... More | visit website
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Wartling Place (3.54 miles)

Wartling Place

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Award-winning Georgian country house in heart of Sussex. A distinct countryside residence offering top-quality bed and breakfast accommodation. Each bedroom proudly displays an identity all of its own, some on ... More

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The Langtons Guest House (3.56 miles)

The Langtons Guest House
We are perfectly located to explore Eastbourne's many seaside attractions and the breath-taking scenery of the South Downs. Plus only a short drive from the historical sites of Firle, Lewes and Wilmington's Long ... More | visit website
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The Boat House (3.56 miles)

The Boat House
The Boat House is a sea view Bed and breakfast with 6 rooms all en-suite, tv, tea/coffee facilities, free wi-fi, free parking, and cycle hire. We are very close to sporting facilities such as sailing, golf, ... More | visit website
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Bay Lodge Hotel (3.69 miles)

Bay Lodge Hotel

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The Bay Lodge is a traditional, friendly, family run guest house on the seafront in Eastbourne. There are 10 en suite rooms, a sun lounge, licensed bar with Sky TV and private ... More

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Devonia Eastbourne (3.69 miles)

Devonia Eastbourne
Our stylish and comfortable guest bedrooms have flat screen televisions with Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and toiletries. Most have a sea view and our superior room has a private balcony. There is a ... More | visit website
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Eastbourne Reymar (3.76 miles)

Eastbourne Reymar
We offer a warm, friendly family atmosphere to rest & relax in. Whether you are on business or pleasure we aim to provide you with a memorable visit All rooms are en-suite,with Tea/coffee and complimentary ... More | visit website

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