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

We went there last week, I was surprised that we was asked to pay £9.50 to enter the place, but I quess they use the money to maintained the castle. We was also invited to watch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2016
Marta N
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Definitely worth a visit, a wonderful place to visit and spent most of its working life keeping the French and Garmans at bay! Interestingly I think we lost that fight as it was full of French and German tourists by the coach load. If only Napoleon and Hitler had the idea to send over their troops on holiday instead they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This was definitely the attraction I was most excited about when visiting Hastings - my boyfriend & I love visiting historic attractions and this was definitely worth the visit. A video was provided which told you about the history of the castle/The Battle of 1066, and the walking grounds allowed you to view the castle for yourself. It was breathtaking... More 

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2 Thank hayleynicola
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49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We went there last week, I was surprised that we was asked to pay £9.50 to enter the place, but I quess they use the money to maintained the castle. We was also invited to watch short movie about battle of Hastings and history of the castle. View from the castle is amazing. Is no much left to see ,... More 

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1 Thank Marta N
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Closed? Like so many things in England. Why? Extremely disappointing. There a so many tourists/people around. Why? Battle is also closed. Why bother to come here? What do the staff at these places do in Winter? Unemployed!

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2 Thank david2364826
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Castle was closed after long walk uphill. Apparently they dont open during the week in the winter so left dissapointed.

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1 Thank damien n
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Visited this place and was very impressed The information is really good and easy to follow, you can actually imagine the bloodied hillside from the battle as you listen to the commentary I can't remember the price off hand, but I know it's not s fortune because I wouldn't have been in it otherwise Well worth a visit to Battle... More 

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Thank vonny1968
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We visted here with out 4 children and we wanted to show them were it all started, the kids go through school learning all about this and it was nice to bring them here to see it for themselves. We enjoyed the short film which made things be more understandable for us and the kids can go back to school... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

If you have any interest in Englands mid history this place is a must. You'll need your imagination as all that is left of the castle is ruins . There is a informative film show (about 15 minutes) and plenty of space to poke about, make sure you visit the dungeon by the ticket office , small but fun.

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1 Thank Paul C
england
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

There was a short talk on the castles history a film shown if you wanted to no.there's also small dungeons to see and facts to read about each part of the castle it's a nice little visit if you go to Hastings 1066 it's famous for toilets on the site and great views

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1 Thank EnglandSierra
Buckley, north wales
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61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

This Norman castle is a must visit for anyone in the Kent area, an awesome day with a free guided tour of the castle and, a great history attached to it as well.

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