Anyway. We were hoping to stay in Brighton today but had a lot of trouble looking for accommodation so kept going. Pevensey Castle caught our attention and we spent a marvellous afternoon walking about in the sun. Can I suggest to anyone who visits these places, that they make use of the audio guides as they really add to the experience.
Ancient Roman walls surrounding the ruined castle:
These date back to the AD400s.
Castle walls, and old towers:
Eastern tower and moat:
Trebuchet ammunition - these things were huge! Imagine the damage they'd do, slamming into a castle wall.
Steps leading down to the dungeon (and yes, I managed to get down them, vertigo and all!)
The castle had a new lease on life during the second world war, when a number of US and Canadian troops were posted there and the castle played a part in the coastal defence. This photo shows the gun emplacements in the old keep:
The ruined keep, from the opposite side to the gun emplacement:
Another fantastic structure, in a country that is full of them.