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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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  • 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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