Please note, due to restrictions in place regarding Covid-19 the castles themselves may not be open for visitors until May so please check before your visit.
Visitors cannot enter Knepp Castle near Horsham as it is a private home, but the estate runs a rewilding project and offers safaris and camping options.
1. Lewes Castle
This medieval castle was originally called Bray Castle and stands on a man-made mount just to the north of the high street in Lewes, East Sussex.
Photo: Hilsea Portsmouth
2. Bodiam Castle
Bodiam Castle is a National Trust property near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, and is an archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior.
3. Bramber Castle
Owned by English Heritage, the remains of this Norman castle are perched on a high natural knoll overlooking the River Adur, in West Sussex. The one surviving wall of the tower stands 14 metres high.
4. Amberley Castle
This castle in West Sussex has more than 900 years of history attached to it and is now a luxury hotel.