Newhaven Fort

Castle / Fort

Fort Road
East Sussex
Fort Courtyard

Ticket Prices

Book Tickets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The town of Newhaven is situated between Brighton and Eastbourne on the A259 coast road and is linked to Lewes on the A27, via the A26. Newhaven is well sign posted from the A27 and all approach roads into the town have brown signs directing visitors to Newhaven Fort. If using an OS map, Newhaven Fort's grid reference is: TQ 449 002 GB Newhaven Fort offers free car parking. Please note, there is a height barrier at the Fort car park. If your vehicle is higher than 2 metres, please telephone 01273 517622 for assistance. There are two allocated disabled car parking bays in the moat (just outside main entrance), visitors to follow signage up Fort Rise, rather than follow signs to general car park. Coaches are welcome throughout the season, a free coach park is provided. Postcode: BN9 9DS.

Public Transport Directions

Easily reached from Peacehaven, Seaford, Brighton, Lewes and the surrounding area by car and public transport, Newhaven Fort is a 10-minute stroll away from Newhaven Town Railway Station.




  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Apart from cliff tops and stair areas
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing Loop
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Information on Audio Tape on Request - Leaflet available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - To majority of displays
  • Wheelchair user accessible - to majority of displays.


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups - (booked in advance).
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area - under 12's.

Establishment Features

  • Beach / Coast within walking distance
  • Beach/Coast 10 min walking distance
  • Conference facilities - Meeting room
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome
  • Event Venue - Events programme
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Live Music - On special event days.
  • Open on bank holidays - March-October
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - French leaflet
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - Half day - full day
  • Booking essential - For groups
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - Call to discuss
  • Min group size - 20 (to receive discounted rate)
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Close to Newhaven Town Centre
  • Indoor Attraction - Displays inside
  • Outdoor Attraction - Parade Ground and Play area

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Talks for Schools.
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - For an additional fee must be booked in advance.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available


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Tel: +44 (0)1273 517622


  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction

Opening Times

2021 (16 Feb 2021 - 3 Nov 2021)

* Last admission 4:00pm

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change