Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle is positioned at the highest point of Lewes, East Sussex, and was originally called Bray Castle.

Prior to the stone castle evidence exists of a wooden keep. The castle is a motte and bailey construction but unlike most it has two mottes. Built in 1060’s by William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, and brother-in-law of William the Conqueror.

Open to the public, tickets are sold from Barbican House which is just opposite the entrance gate, and include access to the Barbican House Museum of Sussex archaeology and the Town Model. Various events take place at the castle, including two plays annually, children’s parties and weddings.

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Lewes Castle 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Sep 21rain
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Friday, Sep 22rain
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Sep 23clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Sep 25cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Sep 26cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (WSW)

Lewes weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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