The Festival

Festivals are proving especially popular in the South East of England, as we benefit from good weather and home to many excellent food and drink producers. This will be ideal time of the year to highlight the very best of Sussex, with not only food & wine produce, but also artisan goods, local crafts and culture.

This year the festival returns to Pevensey Castle, East Sussex BN24 5LE, which has a history stretching back over 16 centuries.

Throughout the weekend you will be entertained with live music, talks and walks, vintage classic cycles and children’s activities.

On Sunday we have a falconry display shows in the Bailey.

And don’t forget to watch for the ‘invasion of the Pirates’ on Saturday!!

Local cash machines are to be found here – www.bankpoint.co.uk/cash/sussex/pevensey

Potted history of the Castle……..

Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain’s south coast defences. Beginning in the 4th century as one of the last and strongest of the Roman ‘Saxon Shore’ forts, two-thirds of whose towered walls still stand.

It was the landing place of William the Conqueror’s army in 1066 and 2016 sees the 950th anniversary of this momentous date. During the century after the Conquest a full-scale Norman castle, with a great square keep and a powerful gatehouse, was built within one corner of the fort. In the 1250s the towered bailey wall was constructed, and soon put to the test during the great siege of 1264.