Camber Castle


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Camber
Castles


Title: Camber Castle
Description: Constructed to guard the River Rother, the building was completed in 1544, incorporating features such as moats, drawbridges and portcullises. Although owned by English Heritage, the castle is managed by Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and open to the public by guided tour only.

Address: Off Sea Road, , Nr Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex
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Further Information:
Although the first fortification at Camber dates to 1512, work on the current structure did not start until 1539. Constructed to guard the River Rother, the building was completed in 1544.

Continued build up of shingle made the castle pretty useless (today it stands over a mile from the sea) and by 1640 it had been abandoned. Basically a complex gun platform, the symmetrical layout only incorporated basic accommodation although conventional features such as moats, drawbridges and portcullises were included.

Having been restored, the castle is now open to the public by guided tour only.