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 £22.88
Junior (Aged 3-12)  £18.19
Concession (Senior 65+ & Student) £21.38
Family of 4 (2 x Standard + 2 x Junior)          £77.63


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Guide Prices

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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • onwards2020
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Great views
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 20th August 2022
      Brilliant scenery you can see the sea and the pier. The castle ruins are stunning and you can walk up lots of different paths, it’s not too much of a trek. However there was no information or history... Read full review
    • hallidayny
      New York City, New York
      Trip Type:
      A moment of history
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 21st November 2022
      We loved strolling around this hilltop fortress, which must have been SO GRAND in its prime. Very interesting. Read full review
    • Andrew081
      St. Albans, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A lot more of the castle remains than I had expected from the views from the beach
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 20th January 2023
      We took the West Cliff Railway up the cliff. From the cliff railway it is only a short walk to the castle from where you get some great views across the whole of Hastings seafront. There is not... Read full review

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    • Guide Dogs Permitted


    • Picnic Site

    Opening Times

    Winter Opening (weekends only) (21 Feb 2022 - 31 Mar 2022)
    Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

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

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