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      Camber Castle
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  • Camber Castle - Rye
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  • Camber Castle - Rye
      Camber Castle
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  • Camber Castle - Rye
      Camber Castle
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  • Camber Castle - Rye
      Camber Castle
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Camber castle is an old Tudor artillery fort located outside Rye in the fields of the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. It's a property owned by English Heritage but has fairly limited opening hours and these do change so see the english heritage website for details before going.

You can't get here by car. You also can't get here by public transport. You just have to walk across the fields. I have found that it is nice to walk across the Rye Harbour nature reserve from Rye train station on a fine summer day. East Sussex county council have a suggested walk on their website

http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside/walks/circular/Walk02.htm

The castle when open is staffed by volunteers of the nature reserve and when I have visited the gentleman on duty has offered guided tours of the castle. These are worth doing. Without this you might leave just thinking that you've seen a pile of rubble and old crumbling walls. The guided tour brings the history of the place to life and you get to see things that you would otherwise probably miss - such as the Tudor graffiti mocking Henry VIII.

Address: Near Rye.
Directions: A 1 and a quarter mile walk across the fields to the south of Rye Town Centre.
Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/camber-castle/

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  • Written Nov 13, 2011
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