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Hastings Castle, Hastings

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. Plan to see Hastings Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our St Leonards-on-Sea route planner.
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  • We drove to Hastings to visit the Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Castle. Although we found nothing online beforehand when we approached the gates there was a sign saying open Thursday-Sunday - we...  more »
  • The ruins themselves were interesting to walk around, however as mentioned it is cash only- something they should definitely mention at least at the railway at the bottom of the hill (they told us...  more »
  • Beautiful views and ruins. We missed the video unfortunately. Worth a visit. It's around £5 per adult but it's nice to see the ruins of the first castle in England!
  • I do like a Castles of any type, this particular one isn't that big and is a ruin. If you're in Hastings I would definitely give it a look. It's a reasonably walk to get to it, if you're parked at the sea front. You do get to go down the small dungeons which is nice. Also the pricing is reasonable.

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