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The Grand Brighton

The Grand Brighton

97-99 King's Road, Brighton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now

Located in Brighton, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Brighton Centre and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Brighton Beach and ...

£83

£83
My Brighton

My Brighton

17 Jubilee Street, Brighton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
12 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Brighton, this boutique hotel is steps from Pavilion Theatre and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton ...

£66

£66
Malmaison Brighton

Malmaison Brighton

Brighton Marina, Brighton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
6 others viewing this property now

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rendezvous Casino and Brighton's Naturist Beach. Brighton Sea Life Centre and Brighton Pier ...

£66

£66
The Old Ship Hotel

The Old Ship Hotel

Kings Road, Brighton
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
4 others viewing this property now

Nestled on the beach, this Brighton hotel is just steps away from Brighton Fishing Museum and Brighton Beach. Churchill Square Shopping Centre and Brighton Pier ...

£49

£49
Hotel du Vin Brighton

Hotel du Vin Brighton

2 Ship Street, Brighton
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
12 others viewing this property now

Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum and Brighton Beach. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton Pier ...

£82

£82
Motel Schmotel

Motel Schmotel

37 RUSSELL SQUARE, Brighton
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago

Situated in Brighton, this bed & breakfast is close to Regency Square, Churchill Square Shopping Centre and Brighton Royal Pavilion. Also nearby are Brighton ...

£54

£54
Jurys Inn Brighton

Jurys Inn Brighton

101 Stroudley Road, Brighton
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
99 others viewing this property now

Situated in Brighton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Bartholomew's Church and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. Brighton Royal Pavilion ...

£60

£60
Drakes of Brighton

Drakes of Brighton

43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now

Located in Kemptown, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brighton Sea Life Centre, Brighton Pier, and Brighton Royal Pavilion. Brighton Museum ...

£95

£95
South Lodge Hotel

South Lodge Hotel

Brighton Road, Horsham
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Nymans, The Capitol Horsham and Bolney Estate Winery. Horsham Park and High Beeches ...

£128

£128
Best Western Princes Marine Hotel

Best Western Princes Marine Hotel

153 Kingsway, Hove
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
2 others viewing this property now

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hove Lagoon and Hove Museum and Art Gallery. Brighton Beach and Churchill Square Shopping Centre are ...

£34

£34

Pocket Guide: Bramber Castle Bramber Castle Hotels

Bramber Castle in Bramber, West Sussex, was a motte and bailey castle constructed by William De Braose in 1070, who also added a Norman church to the layout. It was originally constructed as a port defence on the River Adur and, aside from when it was confiscated by the violent King John, was owned by the De Braose family until the family line died out in 1324. Today very little remains of Bramber Castle, yet if you're visiting West Sussex, the area and village of Bramber still makes for a pleasant and interesting day out.

Bramber Castle Ruins

The ruins of Bramber castle are fragmentary, but in a wonderful setting and close to the quiet village of Bramber. If you visit the site you won't fail to be impressed by the well maintained lawn areas around the bailey and the mature trees around the motte that make for a delightfully pleasant and shady glade. The moat also provides an ideal path and walk around the castle perimeter.

History of Bramber Castle

Not much is known of the history of Bramber Castle. For examples, records kept during the English Civil war only refer to a skirmish in the area in 1642. The nearby church also suffered during this time as a result of the guns owned by Oliver's army being set up in the transepts. Nevertheless, you can still recognise the basic layout of Bramber Castle, with the most recognisable feature undoubtedly being a large piece of masonry which is all that remains of the Gatehouse tower.

Within the structure, a window and some floor joist holes can also be made out. Just beyond the Gatehouse tower are the foundations of what are considered to be a guardhouse and living quarters. The pillars of an entrance can also be just about made out, however all that remains of the castle walls is rough stone infill. The original castle motte can still be seen, however, lying to the north of the Gatehouse and rising to approximately 30 feet.

Visiting Bramber Castle

If you're staying in a West Sussex hotel and enjoy heritage, culture and ruminating on the past, then why not visit the ruins of Bramber castle in Bramber? The remains, the village and the surrounding area are ideal for an afternoon out and provide a glimpse into England's fascinating past.