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Hastings Castle, Hastings

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Castle Historic Site
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. Put Hastings Castle on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Westfield family vacation planner.
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  • Small but very nice place to go and see. Views are lovely and seeing inside the dungeons was good. Very glad I visited this place.  more »
  • True, there is not a lot left to William the Conqueror's castle, but the view of the surrounding city/coastline amidst the ruins of this former fortress makes the entry worthwhile.  more »
  • We visited here as part of a multi attraction ticket. We particularly liked viewing the remains of the church of St. Mary and it was pleasing to see how intact the arch was after all those years. As p...  more »
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  • Castle is a complete ruin (as expected) but there aren't enough signs to explain much about the castle. There's a video in a purpose built cabin but you wouldn't know it as there is nothing to tell you what it is and zero info about showtimes. Cost us nearly £16 to get the family in, just about worth it. More effort/money required by the operators of this place to improve the experience.
  • Although the castle is in ruins, you can still get a sense of the scale of the castle from what's there. Fantastic views down over Hastings as well. A. I've afternoon out for any family.
  • Beautiful place, just as beautiful as when i went when i was little, first time my bestfriend saw it and she loved it!!
  • Great history. Went as a child. Took my 7 year old son. He really enjoyed it
  • It's interesting, but there are no more than a few ruins

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