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Hastings Castle

Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
+44 1424 781111
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Avoid Castle, as nice, free views on the hill right outside

Shame on the castle for not noting on its website that it’s cash only at the entrance. My husband... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
genibre69
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London, United Kingdom
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Good views

These are the remains of the original castle that was built in the time of William the Conqueror... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
SevenoaksSinjun
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Sevenoaks, 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."
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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Castle Hill Rd. | West Hill, Hastings, England
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Shame on the castle for not noting on its website that it’s cash only at the entrance. My husband and I went here Sunday late afternoon and the attendant had the audacity to blame us for coming later in the day and then not having...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

These are the remains of the original castle that was built in the time of William the Conqueror around 1000 years ago. There are various entry prices, the basic entry is just under £5 and allows you to just explore the ruins. You also get...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The entrance price is just under five pounds for an adult, this is expensive as the average visit time is 60 minutes, the castle is a ruin and is very interesting. There are great views over hastings.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Even though the castle is in ruins, it was still very interesting to see the castle that William the Conqueror built.

Thank Julie9066
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

If you are in Hastings you have to give this piece of History a visit, I mean it’s been around for just under 1000 years and it’s fascinating to learn about its beginnings in the short 20 min video (which admittedly needs updating but the...More

Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We have visited Hastings Castle many years ago in fact I have a Photo of my Wife (in a Bikini) hanging on to the flag pole taken in 1969 . So on our recent trip to the UK we had to visit again. This is...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

not much of the castle left but still a great piece of British history. a superb view of the coast line, can be windy but get a good day and the views are stunning. a ride in the lift is as good

Thank city0007
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Fabulous place to visit, especially if you like climbing steps and clamouring over rocks. And that's before you get in to the castle. But I believe there are easier ways to get to it, such as by car, but why would you if you don't...More

Thank foreveryoung191
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

You can use west cliff railway to get to the top where the castle is located. There isnt much left of the original castle but in the price of the entry you get addmision to little show room where you can watch a quick film...More

Thank Mateusz W
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit much to see, veiws fantastic, lil shop, great cafe, food very nice, disabled acess, parking £3 for hole day, so we went on the steam train to, which took two hours, it was like going back in time.

Thank PaulaHardy
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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
19 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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