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Hastings Castle

Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
+44 1424 781111
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Excellent Historic Castle with Views

This is not my first time in the Castle as i wanted to show my brother how beautiful, imaginative... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Patricia P
Informative Castle trip with Dungeons

Small but very nice place to go and see. Views are lovely and seeing inside the dungeons was good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Keeley S
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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%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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“the cliff” (32 reviews)
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Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
+44 1424 781111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not my first time in the Castle as i wanted to show my brother how beautiful, imaginative, wonderful place. Unfortunately is only ruins left but at the same time is great because you read and can imagine in you head and kind of...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Small but very nice place to go and see. Views are lovely and seeing inside the dungeons was good. Very glad I visited this place.

Thank Keeley S
Reviewed 1 week ago

True, there is not a lot left to William the Conqueror's castle, but the view of the surrounding city/coastline amidst the ruins of this former fortress makes the entry worthwhile.

Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as part of a multi attraction ticket. We particularly liked viewing the remains of the church of St. Mary and it was pleasing to see how intact the arch was after all those years. As part of the trip, there was also...More

Thank JadyLincolnshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is defiantly a weather depended attraction so make sure it’s not going to rain on your visit! BUT this is not to say that it detracts from this historic attraction, make sure you take the time to watch the film that plays on the...More

Thank bottomleybradley2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this ruin, interesting history and nice to walk around, sit around and also a visit in the Dungoan. Also there a cinema that show history about the castle. It's lovely castle ruin and was interested by watching flim.

1  Thank AdamBurt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

Thank SJ E
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

3  Thank Kendall D
Reviewed 1 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank badmintontim
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Is there a loo at the castle?
18 May 2017|
Response from SJ E | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the top of the little west cliff train. about 5mins walk away
Branko V
Don't worry, you haven't missed much, when I got to the entrance shed thing no-one was there (GOOD JOB!) It would have taken you 5 minutes to walk around - £4.75 when I was there - KERCHING!
14 December 2016|
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.