Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CAMBER CASTLE


Built in 1539 as a gun tower for the coastal defence of Rye. During the 1540's it was strengthened by the construction of the outer walls. It was abandoned in 1642 as the sea was retreating - it is now a mile away - and now stands alone in a field with only sheep for company. Unlike the other Henry V111 fortifications which were modified as they were used over the centuries, this castle still shows its original design.

English Heritage, the interior is open a few weekends a year.


Photo Ian Giles Photo Ian Giles Photo Ian Giles Photo Ian Giles
Photo Ian Giles Photo Ian Giles Photo Ian Giles Photo Ian Giles

 

Directions
Off the A259, 1 mile south-east of Rye. Accessible by foot only.

 



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