|Lewes Castle Key Facts|
|County||East Sussex (7 castles)|
|Directions||At the centre of Lewes. Lewes is about nine miles to the north-east of Brighton|
|Categories||Motte & Bailey / Stone|
|Remains||Not complete but much survives|
|Access to site||Only open at certain times|
|1080||Construction of Lewes Castles|
|Work on a castle at Lewes began in 1080 and lasted possibly to around 1100.|
Episode: Norman Conquest
The Norman Conquerors built their castles in locations where they could keep control of the local populations of Saxons or at important locations such as river crossings or on key roads. Many motte and bailey castles were built on the border with Wales to try and keep the Welsh at bay. The advantage of this type of castle was that it was quick to construct. Making a fortification from wood was much easier than making one of stone.
Take control of a medieval trebuchet to destroy the enemy castle and capture their flag.
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past.