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Hastings Castle

Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
+44 1424 781111
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Wracking up the castle visits

After touring Ireland and Scotland we have visited plenty of castles. While the ruins here are not... read more

Reviewed today
David S
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Melbourne, Australia
Charming castle ruins

A charming site of the castle ruins, an interesting walk around and you get to go into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RemoteRogue
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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The first castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 now shows a 20-minute program called "The 1066 Story."
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
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+44 1424 781111
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Reviewed today

After touring Ireland and Scotland we have visited plenty of castles. While the ruins here are not as spectacular as Urquhart castle on Loch Ness, it was interesting and the view over Hastings made the walk up from the town worthwhile. Good 15 min video...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A charming site of the castle ruins, an interesting walk around and you get to go into the dungeons. A nice video that tells you the story of 1066. We took the children as we bought the 3 in 1 ticket with blue reef and...More

Thank RemoteRogue
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given that Hastings doesn't have much to offer, this was the highlight of our day in Hastings. The trip to the castle is a good little hike if you go by foot - parking is available close to the castle. Good views of the city...More

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a cloudy day and the ruins (easy to reach with the cable car) were a nice contrast to the busy and noisy harbour area. We got good informations about the battle of 1066 in the film (takes about 15 minutes, the rest...More

1  Thank Detritus68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of a trek to get to the Casle site but it is a part of history, not a lot to see when you reach it but has great views over the ares.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the top of the hill is great and really is the star attraction as there isn't a lot else here. There is a film shown to shares the history of the castle but it does seem to date from the 80s and...More

1  Thank Katie D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is little more than a few ruins and walls. The insterest is mainly in its connections to 1066 and all that. Interesting enough to warrent the small entrance fee.

2  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i took the cliff train up to the castle from the beach and offers great views of the beach and town and i walked back down only a short walk back to the beach and shops

1  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

This site is essentially a ruin but is clearly of great historical significance. The various parts of the ruin are highlighted by fixed display signs that provide information and pictures to enable the visitor to imagine how the castle once looked. There is also a...More

2  Thank JREwing186
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

An important part of British History but you wouldn’t know it. Up a pathway with boards explaining the castles history and then to an entrance. Not many staff around and only a few info boards explaining what the castle would have looked like. Didn’t watch...More

1  Thank Tim B
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TootesandTalulah
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Response from Keeley S | Reviewed this property |
There was plenty of people with dogs, so yes you can.
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Sarahoooo
May 18, 2017|
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Response from SJ E | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the top of the little west cliff train. about 5mins walk away
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Branko V
December 14, 2016|
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Response from thimble95 | Reviewed this property |
it does not cost anything as it is just a ruin!! but you have to go up on the cable car to see it, and that was not expensive.
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