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Hastings Castle

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Friday 13th a good day to go there! Lovely warm day climb not to hilly-u can get the funicular... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
Great piece of history

The castle is well worth a visit. It's about £5 but it's cash only. It's very informative with... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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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 12 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Well worth a visit some amazing views over the town .The video explaining the history was beneficial and gave you a real feel for the castle and its history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mariaherlihy6
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best castles probably in England with a very rich history. Amazing view of the sea and city. I liked the way it have a cinema and tell you about the history of the castle so which it give you a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sagvank
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A great piece of history is preserved in the Castle. It is said William the Conqueror's son Rufus lived in that Castle. It is also linked with various English Kings including King John and King Edward II. I highly recommend any aspiring historian to visit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alex D
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The castle stands proud over the town and if you venture up to the castle you will have great sea views and views of the town itself. A real piece of history associated with this old town and former battle site. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Took the lift up to the castle but were disappointed, expensive for what it is. Nice views across the town but that's about it, not really worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hawkins186361
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Pick a day with good weather as the castle is a ruin and it is all outside. Great areas inside to picnic (but also plenty of areas outside the grounds as well). There is a short video to watch about the history and information stands...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nzworkingmum
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The castle is effectively just ruins that you can see just as well from the outside as you from the inside, the Hill next to the castle has as good views. The boards with the history of the castle are old and some have inaccurate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This was one of the top places for me while I was in Hastings but I don’t think it would mean much to people who aren’t interested in History. There’s no castle there, just ruins but there’s a very informative video about the Norman Conquest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.