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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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  • To do when you love history. Old stone castle in ruins. Small movie room explaining the history of the site. Attention we pay when cash.
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  • Having not visited Hastings Castle for many years, because as I no longer live in East Sussex, we decided to incorporate a castle visit on our recent trip south to visit family. I should have checked ...  more »
  • Great going to see the castle. Fab view from the top over Hastings and the sea. Well worth the walk ot go up in the lift.  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit if in Hastings. We bought multi tickets for the castle, aquarium and smugglers adventure for 17.50 per adult. Not a great deal to see at the castle but a decent bit of history and an interesting story.
  • CASH ONLY! CASH ONLY! CASH ONLY! I took the long way up to find they only took cash no card. After climbing down and back up again it was well worth it. Keep in mind it is ruins mainly, it is a great photo opp. Very historic if that's what your into as well. So temper expectations it isn't The Tower of London or Dover but it is exciting if you know what your going to see. I would give 5 stars but who doesn't take card? It's 2018 c'mon.
  • It's open to public on good Friday. It was closed that day unless you find group tours. Found that out going to smugglers cave
  • Looks like a great piece of history and a lovely, important local place to visit. It's certainly should be on everyone's list of places to see in Hastings, but... We tried twice so far, visited local cash machines (place is a cash only), climbed all the way up the steep hill, to the castle gate and it was closed both times a day we still have no idea what's behind the gate. Maybe next time...
  • Beautiful place you can enjoy the most after seeing the video they have about it's history. The place is epic in regards to view and could me amazing spot for picnic.
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