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Hastings Castle

Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
+44 1424 781111
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A piece of history not shown off to its best

The castle is pretty much in ruin. The information boards do their best to show times past. This is... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
MilkoHastings_UK
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
It was closed but we didn't know it

We were so excited as we hiked up the steep hill to the caste site. My poor husband was crushed as... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Erica S
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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The first castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 now shows a 20-minute program called "The 1066 Story."
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good32%
  • Average27%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The castle is pretty much in ruin. The information boards do their best to show times past. This is an important National monument but it is not shown off to its best. The audio-visual is interesting but not great. You won't spend a great deal...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were so excited as we hiked up the steep hill to the caste site. My poor husband was crushed as we approached the locked gates that offered no explanation. I guess they close for the winter without advertising that fact. Still, we walked around...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

Hastings No 1 visitor attraction? Apparently, but don't bother trying to visit, it's closed. Seriously? Their website still says it's open and you can apparently buy tickets.

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Hastings Castle is historically significant and so a must see. I don't know if it would be better unspoilt as it is or turned more interactive. Definitely worth a look and there is plenty round Hastings for kids.

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautiful, ruined castle with information signs, and a dungeon (for storage). Great views, very interesting and worth visiting.

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited here as a family group, a very good example of a ruined castle, you get a good sense of how it would have looked thanks to the informative video that is shown. Fabulous views of Hastings bay.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We thought the entrance fee was on the expensive side cost approx £5 an adult and we watched the 10 minute film about the history of the castle and walked around the site and was finished within an hour. However the views are amazing.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

A visit to Hastings Castle is not only interesting from an historical stand-point, it is also a tribute to the people who essentially uncovered it from being largely buried for centuries. While there is not a lot left of the Castle itself, what is there,...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Really enjoyed the walk around this ruined castle. Great to feel as though you are back in 1066. The sky was blue and the photos were outstanding. We were the only people around to watch the show at 2pm, but the guy waited for us...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We made the trip to the castle hoping to see it at the end of the day, but it was unfortunately closed and appeared under construction of some sort. The climb to the top of the hill was worth it however, and I would definitely...More

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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
18 May 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
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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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