Pevensey Castle From its Roman origin to its involvement in the Second World War, Pevensey Castle has had a strategically important place in history. Today you can take the free tour to find out about its early origins, including its famous visitor in 1066 to explore this medieval ruined castle complete with dungeons. Site of William the Conquerors landing in 1066.
Lullingstone Roman Villa Lullingstone Roman Villa is recognized as one of the most exciting archeological finds of the century. Here you can discover how the middle-class owners of the villa lived, worked and entertained themselves. You can see the bath houses and the beautiful mosaic floor of the dining room. Grave-goods and other relics are also on display.
Medieval Merchants House Life in the Middle Ages is vividly evoked by the brightly painted cabinets and colourful wall hangings authentically re-created for this thirteenth century town house. Here you can learn how the Prosperous wine merchant John Fortin and his family really lived over 700 years ago. Just watch out for the ghosts!
Yarmouth Castle This quaint quay-side castle in this picturesque town was an important defence for the Tudor monarchs. Today, visitors can explore the castles chambers and climb on to the bastions with its wonderful views over the Solent.
Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishops Palace) Explore the palace which was once the chief residence of the bishops of Wincherster and where Queen Mary I and Philip on Spain held their wedding breakfast. The extensive ruins are vividly brought to life with colourful interpretation panels which reflects the sites importance and wealth in the Middle Ages.
Walmer Castle and Gardens Discover a fascinating Castle and stately home dating back to the days of Henry VIII. Explore the delightful gardens where, in summer, the herbaceous borders are in full bloom. Here HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, celebrated her 95 th birthday.
Cashot Castle Tudors Fort and wartime naval base Henry VIII built this fort to command the sea passage to Southampton. Here you can see the barrack room restored to its appearance before the First World War. This century, the fort has been both RN and an RAF base. Today it houses an exhibition of the Schneider Trophy air races.
Fort Brockhurst Explore this vast site with its restored casemates showing the armory, mess room and wash rooms of the Napoleonic soldiers. Today it stands much as it did in its heyday of the 19 th century, with its guns ramps, moat, parade ground and prison cells, including the reputedly haunted cell.