Bramber Castle148 Votes
- Address: Castle Lane, Bramber Castle, Bramber BN44 3WE, United Kingdom, West Sussex
- Phone: +44-3703331181
- Tags: Castle, Family And Kids
The stone ruins of the Norman Motte and Bailey Bramber Castle in the village of Bramber, overlooking the Adur River is a scenic spot to explore on a tour to West Sussex. It was the caput of the feudal barony of Bramber held by the Braose family. Although most of the part of this stone castle is in ruins, you can still enjoy watching the rugged lump of the stone masonry that is the only remaining part of the Gatehouse Tower. You can also make out the single window and some in the holes of the floor joists. The ruins of the residential complex and the guard’s quarter are also visible. The earthen mound of the Motte castle with a height of around 30 feet, the part of the Curtain Wall and the church is noteworthy.
How to Reach Bramber Castle
- Buses 2, 3, 59, 60, 100, 106 to stop : Castle
- Buses 2, 3, 59, 60, 100, 106 to stop : Castle Hotel
Bramber Castle Reviews & Ratings
Pretty much the only stone work that survives is the gatehouse. Great views over the surrounding area. Good example of an early Norman motte and bailey castle.
Went there for a picnic with hubby family. We were lucky the weather was great for there are not much shelter if the weather turned. Toilets were about 5 minutes away.
Loved this place. No doubt it would be busy at weekends but during the week peaceful and serene, lovely views and steeped in history. You can almost feel it. The road to the parking us a little too hobbly with some bigger ruts which could do with levelling over it some more gravel hence the 4star review otherwise it would have been five.
Lovely for taking the kids and dogs out, plenty of trees to climb. Great views too
Not much of the castle left. Would make a cracking spot for a bbq as it has a wonderfully mown green. You can walk around the old castle walls (what’s left of them) in the moat which makes for a nice dog walk. The small remaining castle wall left is pretty impressive as it looks like a small gust of wind could blow it over.