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Hastings Castle

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A great place of history

Magnificent and informative. What more can I say? It is really easy to get to by his or train... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Historical and Viewful

We saw this ancient and decaying castle from the beach and decided to go up. We were the last to... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Ka H
Bellingham, Washington
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The first castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 now shows a 20-minute program called "The 1066 Story."
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Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
+44 1424 781111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built a year after the battle of Hastings 1066 . This time William the conqueror wanted to secure the town. Not much remains but you can see the ideas. Watch the sea for invaders and ring the warning bells. Some write it was In memory...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the steep climb (or you can take a trip on the funicular) for some stunning views whatever the weather

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emmacowdrill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent and informative. What more can I say? It is really easy to get to by his or train. Local people are kind and warming.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LunaMagykG
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We saw this ancient and decaying castle from the beach and decided to go up. We were the last to enter as it was closing. The gate keeper was kind to let us wander and showed us a movie of the history, which helped us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ka H
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Yes it's a ruin but the film & the views make this worth a visit, I would recommend the 3 in 1 saver ticket available from the blue reef aquarium, this will also get you into the smugglers adventure and makes the 3 attractions better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nigel b
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, will definitely be returning. Excellent staff, all very friendly and welcoming. The setting is really lovely

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Phil D
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Yes it is a ruin. And yes it is a lot smaller than it once was. However the film gives you a sense of history and the views are glorious. If your in Hastings worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kaparobi
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see the old ruins. However, you should take the lift unless you’re looking for a steep walk. Cash only to get in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kalihkins
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Parked on the seafront by the museums and fascinating local caught fish sales at the East end of town, close to the Old Town. Given personal treatment to take the three of us on the mini railway the short distance to the West Cliff Funicular...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank PhilSears
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A very beautiful place to be. The ruins are impressive and it has some rather good views of the city and the sea. However... there wasn't much there (you can see almost the whole site in five minutes) and so at £5 entry, it seemed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JakeHalsey
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26 August 2018|
Response from Historyseeker94 | Reviewed this property |
There is a website, it’s called Smugglersadventure. they’re usually open from 10am. Don’t forget to take cash with you as they don’t take card!
30 July 2017|
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Response from Keeley S | Reviewed this property |
There was plenty of people with dogs, so yes you can.