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Review of Hastings Castle

Hastings Castle
Ranked #18 of 72 things to do in Hastings
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Owner description: The first castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 now shows a 20-minute program called "The 1066 Story."
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 good views out to sea from the cliff tops here. You can reach the castle by riding the Funicular railway up the cliff face from George Street.

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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.

Thank balmoraljames
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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 fact it’s dated adds to its charm!)

The views are spectacular and I would recommend getting the west hill lift up the cliff to avoid the walk.

You do have to pay to get in and I noticed people turning away at this which is a shame as it’s only a small fee (4.50) and you don’t get the same feel just walking around outside.

You can do the whole thing in around an hour and I would suggest suitable shoes.

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 an English Heritage Site so we used our OS Visitor passes again . English Heritage do a wonderful job in maintaining around 400 sites around England in very difficult circumstances considering the age of the sites , this one being well over 900 years old and considering that around 2 thirds of it has fallen into the sea over the years , what is left is still well worth a visit . This castle was originally built by William of Normandy (The Conqueror) and was started in 1066 and rebuilt in stone in 1070 .
And although a ruin is definitely worth a visit .
I took another Photo of my Wife on the Flagpole .

Thank David P
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