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 £21.38
Junior (Aged 3-12)  £16.88
Concession (Senior 65+ & Student) £19.88
Family of 4 (2 x Standard + 2 x Junior)          £72.00


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£6.00 per ticket
2 adults and 2 children£20.00 per ticket
65+ & student£5.50 per ticket
aged 3-12£5.00 per ticket

No need to book. Cash and card accepted on arrival. Under 3s go free.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • RJH1975
      Chessington, United Kingdom
      Nice views
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 10th September 2021
      Worth the walk up to after getting the left from the seafront. There are some nice views over Hastings at the top. Read full review
    • H4041KPbarbarah
      Clearwater, Florida
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      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 14th September 2021
      After waiting 40+ years to visit Hastings Castle, I finally had the opportunity — only to find myself standing outside of locked gates. Apparently they’ve decided to only open on weekends, but the... Read full review
    • Tracy S
      Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
      What a view
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th October 2021
      A long uphill climb to a lovely park and fabulous views from the castle. If you don't fancy the walk then take the Cliff Funicular Lift. It is wonderful. We walked up an rode down in style. Read full review

    Map & Directions



    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

    • French audio guide
    • German audio guide


    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • Railway station within walking distance

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 1 hour
    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Please pre book.
    • Min group size - 10
    • Special group rates

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • Smoking Some Areas

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Opening Times

    Hastings Castle (12 Apr 2021 - 18 Dec 2021)
    Monday10:30 - 16:00
    Tuesday - ThursdayClosed
    Friday - Sunday10:30 - 16:00

    * Open everyday during October half term, 23rd - 31st October 2021.
    Last admission 3.30pm. No dogs are permitted into the grounds except registered assistance dogs.

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