Easily recognisable from the A259 New Winchelsea Road, Camber Castle is a surviving bastion of Henry VIII's reign during the 16th century. Formerly Winchelsea Castle, this device fort also known as a Henrician castle, was built to defend our vulnerable shore from the plundering, garlic and onion munchers.
Constructed from 1512 to 1514, it's hard to imagine that it once protected the Rye harbour entrance. Now it sits in a sea of grass but is pleasant walk to get to. Originally armed with 28 cannon the fortress never saw action and eventually was doomed as the harbour silted up and the brine retreated.
A glorious ruin for centuries it is now under the protection of the English Heritage flag. Much of the structure remains giving a fascinating insight into castle design. I can't recommend Camber Castle enough for an explore. Visiting is very limited though so a visit to their website is a must.