Lewes Castle (25 minutes from Burgess Hill)
The construction of Lewes Castle began soon after 1066 and it was intended to be the Norman Noble William de Warenne's stronghold in Sussex. In fact, the castle was not completed under 300 years later with the building of the Barbican.
It now houses the Sussex Archaeological Society's archaeology collections, a changing temporary exhibition gallery and a specialist bookshop providing books on all aspects of history and archaeology. The high towers of the castle also provide an excellent view of the beautiful surrounding town and countryside, both of which are well worth a visit.
For more information please visit: sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/lewes-castle
Arundel Castle (40 minutes from Burgess Hill)
The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England, with its own unique place in history and a collection of priceless works of art. Come and see paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings.
For more information please visit www.arundelcastle.org
Bodium Castle (1 hour, 15 minutes from Burgess Hill)
One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically above the moat. Enough of the interior survives to give an impression of castle life. There are spiral staircases and battlements to explore, and wonderful views of the Rother Valley from the top of the towers.
For more information please visit the National Trust website
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