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Hastings Castle, Hastings

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Tour the first castle built by William the Conqueror in 1067 at Hastings Castle, which now exists as ruins due to weather and wars. In a nearby tent, view a 20-minute film called "The 1066 Story," which highlights William's conquests and the castle's history. Afterwards, walk around the surviving walls and look for the dungeons, all the while surrounded by fantastic sea views. Plan to see Hastings Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our St Leonards-on-Sea route planner.
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  • Despite other reviews, dogs, other than assistance dogs, are definately not allowed. The cadtlebis infact a few walls and a hole they call the dungeons. There is nothing really to see but there is a g...  more »
  • Great place to let the kids run of steam. The ruins are good to see and the history is interesting. Loads of space and grassy area.  more »
  • Truth be told, it's a ruin. And it's on the ruined side of ruins. Don't expect much to see, there are only a few wall fragments and arches left. But it's still a quite attractive site as it offers ple...  more »
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  • It was the highlight of my Hastings experience. The entrance & exit to the ruins was just connected to the city in alleys & likes. Above, it brings you to old English history. There were posted stories along the way. When you reach the top, the view's just amazing! Apart from the ruins, you could see the whole of Hastings and a good view of the beach!
  • Getting to the castle is not hard. The way is not steep. Great view of the town and the sea. Entry £5.30 adult. Facilities provided at the castles entry.
  • It's an ok place.. Not much going on other than the odd piece of wall here and there.. Perfect for historians and open minded people.. Not great for child entertainment..
  • Unfortunately about 2/3rds of it have been lost to the sea over the centuries, but it is a piece of English history you should sea before the rest is lost. Good video in the little cinema to watch. Great views though.
  • Not really much to see. All that remains is a few ruins. Not worth the entry fee. You can see the amazing view from the field next to the ruins.

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