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Best Castles and Palaces In Brighton, East Sussex

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Brighton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 17 Brighton castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Lewes Castle

  • Lewes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Lewes Castle is great little Norman castle that is over a thousand years old, with a series of spiral staircases leading to the highest tower, which...

Arundel Castle

  • Arundel
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

There is nearly 1,000 years of history at the Arundel Castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at...

Hever Castle & Gardens

  • Hever
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Hever Castle is a delight to explore with your little ones. Come on a trip to a historic castle and gardens that was built all the way back in 1270....

Chiddingstone Castle

  • Edenbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Where else, away from the hustle and crowds of London, could you hope to find such a tranquil and exciting treasure? Stunning Egyptian, Buddhist, Jac...

Fishbourne Roman Palace

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Fishbourne Roman Palace was actually discovered by accident by workmen digging in 1960. Modern excavations have revealed that the site shifted fr...

Scotney Castle

  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Scotney Castle is not one but two houses. At the top of the hill is the new house, designed by Anthony Salvin in Elizabethan style and built in 1837...

Bodiam Castle

  • Robertsbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Set in a wealth of historic landscaping, Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque ancient monuments. Enjoy a glimpse of medieval splendour...

Knole Park

  • Sevenoaks
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Knole is a historic house and medieval deer park situated in the market town of Sevenoaks. With a large number of free attractions on offer including...



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Leeds Castle

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Take your little lords and ladies on an epic adventure through history at Leeds Castle... in Kent! Discover the secrets of the castle, from Norman ti...

Lullingstone Castle & World Garden

  • Eynsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Lullingstone Castle and The World Garden is set within 120 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, an ideal place for all the family to relax and enjoy...

Hampton Court Palace

  • East Molesey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Picture yourself as a member of the royal family at Hampton Court Palace. Wander around the impressive grounds and gaze upon the vast opulence of the...

Southsea Castle

  • Southsea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Southsea Castle is a treasure trove of fascinating stories just waiting to be told, making for an enthralling and fun filled day out with the kids, p...

Buckingham Palace5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Have a royal day out at Buckingham Palace! The palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. T...

Odiham Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Odiham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Odiham Castle  is known locally as King John's Castle Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The flint ru...

Banqueting House

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Through feast and famine, Banqueting House has been a hideaway for royalty over the centuries. Explore its feasting hall, the secret drinking den, pl...

Kensington Palace

  • Kensington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Consider yourself royalty on a day out at Kensington Palace. It’s got everything your little aristocrats could need - exploration trails, ornamental...

Tilbury Fort

  • Tilbury
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Tilbury Fort on the Thames estuary has protected London's seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War. Henry VIII built th...

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