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No access via road. The nearest car park (not operated by English Heritage) is Winchelsea Road, Rye, TN31 7EL, which is about a one-mile walk from the castle.
There are no facilities at the castle but there are plenty of options of places to eat and drink in nearby Rye or at Rye Harbour.
There are no toilets on the site. The closest public conveniences can be found just over than a mile away opposite Rye Heritage Centre next to the Strand car park, TN31 7DB.
Assistance dogs only.
The are no gardens at the castle but it sits within the beautiful Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
During the site tour you will be given a verbal warning of any heights.
Please mind your step - there are grazing sheep and rabbit holes across the site. Be careful of the nettles and brambles as you walk around outside.
The castle is only open as part of a guided tour.
School visits can be arranged - please phone 07884 494982 to discuss.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.