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Hastings Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Worth the visit.

Interesting to see the old ruins. However, you should take the lift unless you’re looking for a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amanda C
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A good site

A very beautiful place to be. The ruins are impressive and it has some rather good views of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Launceston, 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."
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Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
+44 1424 781111
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank PhilSears
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank JakeHalsey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the fortifications of William the conqueror. Truly strategically built up on hill. It’s all ruins now, but it must have been an imposing castle and battery in the 1070’s.

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ruin of a castle with very little to see and not worth more than a hour and a half visit at most. Quite expensive for what's there.

Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent three hours , just relaxing and meditating ,the views are breathtaking but limited information. Not a lot to see but it was a good experience

Thank Shauna-Kaye D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is on the top of West Hill. Access is best via the funicular "railway" from the Old High Street and return to the town by walking down the hill. The castle is ruins and started life as the first Motte and Bailey castle in...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic and extremely picturesque place. The views are fantastic! The underground part is quite modest though. The entry fee is a bit too pricy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has some great history, and wonderful views but other than a few notice boards and a ten minute film there's not a lot of information available. The cost of admission is reasonable but you can get aot more for less elsewhere. I'd plump for...More

Thank Sean G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jewel in the crown. Saw on windswept day. Magnificent views. You can climb up from the beach (not far but hilly) or you can wend your way up from the old part of Hastings by car and park fairly close. This is owned by Hastings...More

Thank Karen M
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27 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.