Hastings Castle & 1066 Story

Castle Hill Road, West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AR

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View of Hastings Castle 1066


Take a step back in time and discover the fascinating history of Britain’s first Norman castle – built by William the Conqueror in 1067. An iconic landmark of England’s tumultuous past, Hastings Castle represents  a seismic shift in the direction of England; historically, politically and culturally. It is a jewel in the crown of England’s historic past.

High above the town of Hastings, the castle boasts the most spectacular views in all of Sussex – and is the perfect spot for a family picnic. It also has an on-site cinema where you can enjoy the iconic ‘1066 Story’ a 20-minute film on the fascinating history of the castle and the battles that decided England’s fate.

3-in-1 Combi Tickets
To buy your 3-in-1 Super Saver Ticket for Hastings Castle, Smugglers AdventureHastings Aquarium simply go to the attraction you want to see first and purchase it there. You then have 7 days to see the other two attractions. Not currently available to purchase online.

Standard £24.00
Junior (Aged 3-12)  £19.31
Concession (Senior 65+ & Student) £22.50
Family of 4 (2 x Standard + 2 x Junior)          £82.13


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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£6.25 per ticket
2 adults and 2 children£20.50 per ticket
65+ & student£5.75 per ticket
aged 3-12£5.00 per ticket

No need to book. Card payments only on arrival. Under 3s go free.
Combi ticket for Aquarium & Smugglers Adventure - £24 (aged 13+) £19.31 (child) £22.50 (concessions) £82.13 (family ticket)



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Bikerbrum
      Norwich, United Kingdom
      1066 and all that history with brilliant views
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th September 2023
      Well worth the walk up Castle Hill Rd or take a trip up in the West Hill Lift which is at the resort end of George street. This historic lift takes you through the cliff to the top of the hill from... Read full review
      Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 10th November 2023
      Absolutely Brilliant! Lots of history boards scattered about the area, and also benches and cubby holes out of the wind. Fantastic views up and down the coastline. Only thing that spoilt it for me... Read full review
    • anthonywC3401EB
      Castle good, staff not.
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th November 2023
      Castle very interesting, but staff totally disinterested in interacting. Both ensconced in ticket office. No-one available to guide round, give any information. Read full review

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    • Guide Dogs Permitted


    • Picnic Site

    Opening Times

    Closed for Winter (1 Jan 2024 - 9 Feb 2024)
    Monday - SundayClosed

    * No dogs are permitted into the grounds except guide dogs.
    Please visit the website for full opening times.

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