Lewes Castle

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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.


Lewes Castle 7 day weather forecast, weather in Lewes, East Sussex

Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 18.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, May 28
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (N)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, May 30
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, May 31
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Jun 01
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Jun 02
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (ESE)

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

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