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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 Westfield route planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • 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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