Number 28!

Martello Tower No. 28, Rye Harbour, Icklesham – Rother.

Martellos, or Martello Towers are small defensive forts first built in the South East of England  during the Napoleonic War between {1805 and 1808.} They were built throughout the British Empire, in 5 different continents, during the first half of the 19th Century.

On-line it says only 45 of the Matellos still remain but some are in ruins others have been converted into homes.

Each Tower had a number this is Martello Tower No.28 at Rye Harbour which is a ruin.

Today’s residents and there are are lots of them. The sounds of them cooing echo out of the windows of the tower.

Pevensey Castle.

Pevensey Castle dates back to the 4th century as one of the last and strongest of the Roman ‘Saxon Shore’ forts, It is also famously the landing place of William the Conqueror’s army in 1066 & the Battle of Hastings which most school children have drilled into them in the UK. {or we did in my day!} Situated in East Sussex, the grounds give space to roam safely in these difficult times. A great place to stop off on our 2 day trip.

Sign at the castle which shows the castle today.