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Hastings Castle

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Historic and extremely picturesque place. The views are fantastic! The underground part is quite... read more

Reviewed today
Tatiana K
Great views but a tad disappointing

This has some great history, and wonderful views but other than a few notice boards and a ten... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sean G
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“the cliff”(38 reviews)
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 today

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

Thank Tatiana K
Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle has some great views over Hastings and is picturesque. My girlfriend managed to get some very nice pictures. It has an old charm about it! possibly a nice place to stop and just take a break. The castle does have a history! Yet...More

Thank FinnM243
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really lovely place to visit. Good value for money and the staff were so helpful. Go up in the cable car! Must visit if near.

Thank Vicky1985rj
Reviewed 1 week ago

rich history, you can take your time to wander the grounds, we saw the educational video about history of hastings and the castle too, i think its every hour, beautiful scenery

Thank Hana_5W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not my cup of tea to be honest, overpriced for what it is.If it wasnt for the plaques dotted about i wouldnt of even thought it was a Castle, maybe a large home.

Thank keith b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The five pound entrance is well worth the money. Information boards all round the site give interesting information about how the castle used to be. The twenty minute vidio is a must. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore.

Thank roscwmbran
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday 13th a good day to go there! Lovely warm day climb not to hilly-u can get the funicular railway if thats what u need.Ruined castle but good film on history of castle. Just as I was reading the info boards prior to going inside...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is well worth a visit. It's about £5 but it's cash only. It's very informative with boards dotted throughout the ruin that explains what was where. There's also a small video explaining the history of the castle. There's some great views of Hastings...More

Thank Lulu026
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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.