Camber Castle :: Shared Description

Camber Castle is one of thirty Henrician Castles built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.

The castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea in East Sussex. Camber itself is actually 2.5 miles away, to the other side of Rye.

The castle was built around an earlier tower that had been built adjacent the sea to defend the harbour. The sea has since retreated by 1 mile.

Viewed from above the Castle has a tortoise like shape with four round towers at each corner and another entrance tower. Visitors have to walk for a mile or so get to the castle.

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TQ9218 : Camber Castle: south side by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Inside Camber Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ9218 : The Saxon Shore Way heading to Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle from the south by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : The Keep, Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : South West Tower, Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle in the distance by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle by PAUL FARMER
TQ9218 : Camber Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ9218 : The interior of Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle: south view by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle in the mist by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle, Rye Harbour, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ9218 : Camber Castle, Rye Harbour, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ9218 : Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : North East Tower, Camber Castle by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle from the south by N Chadwick
TQ9218 : Camber Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ9218 : Gorse by the Saxon Shore Way by N Chadwick


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Created: Sat, 14 Nov 2009, Updated: Sat, 28 Jul 2018

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