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Address: Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
Phone Number:
+44 1424 781111
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

The first castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 now shows a...

The first castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 now shows a 20-minute program called "The 1066 Story."

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Simply history

Although basically a ruin, it is still worth visiting the site. The small dungeon was interesting to see and the video was informative. There are also great views of the coastline.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although basically a ruin, it is still worth visiting the site. The small dungeon was interesting to see and the video was informative. There are also great views of the coastline.

Thank DJF100
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hastings Castle is a quick visit destination with lovely small ruins and a nice green space to walk around with stunning views of Hastings beach. We took the west cliff funicular train up and enjoyed an hours walk around the castle before finishing off with a short historical video about Hastings castle and the cliff erosion that has developed the... More 

Thank SJ E
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wouldn't suggest paying the money to see what little is left of Hastings Castle. It is impressive how old the site is and that there is at least part of the castle left, but not worth the money. Instead go up to the little park to the left of the castle to get a great view of Hastings' Old... More 

3 Thank Kendall D
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most important castles in British History which was built after the Battle of Hastings Unfortunately there is not too much left of the castle now as it has taken the test of time but is still magical specially when seen early in the morning

1 Thank badmintontim
Hastings, United Kingdom
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856 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

You know what you're getting with this. Every picture of the castle shows that it's now a big pile of rocks. With a little imagination, you can see it in it's heyday. The information boards are helpful & the trip down to the dungeon is as scary as your imagination lets it be.

1 Thank MrsBsTravels
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Perched precariously on a cliff top, Hastings Castle, or what remains of it, is remarkable. Half of the Castle disappeared as the cliff face collapsed over the centuries.

Thank Jeremy S
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great place for our little ones to run around. Really nice views. Interesting movie to describe the events involving the castle.

Thank Louise F
London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I had a 3 days visit in the area, so one of my plan was start my day in Hastings, to see the castle, then timed other places to visit. After I found parking place and payed for 3 hours pay and display, had a hard walk up to the hill, luckily it wasn't too long, but quite steep. I... More 

2 Thank Evalynn B
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

I visited with my family on a glorious summers day, we got the cliff railway up and walked the rest of the way. The castle is a ruin but with a bit of imagination you can easily place what it once looked like. Very interesting finding out how the castle development and changed over the years.

Thank 863heidiv
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Although there is not much of the castle left, we spent an enjoyable few hours meandering around the grounds, taking photographs and examining every nook and cranny. We also watched a 20 minute video which told the story of The Battle of Hastings and how it came about. It was entertaining and educating for children as well. We greatly enjoyed... More 


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