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:

    • Shaun M
      Chelmsford, United Kingdom
      Pretty ruins with great views!
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th April 2024
      As a tourist experience the Castle ruins are a fairly barebones experience but the ruins themselves are nice to look at and provide some stunning views of the area. Mileage may vary on if it’s worth... Read full review
    • hallidayny
      New York City, New York
      See the site from whence the battle began.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 18th April 2024
      Perhaps Hastings is not the first place that folks think about when coming to the UK, but this site and the surrounding area was so key in the formation of the modern Western world, that you must... Read full review
    • Katie B
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Good castle ruin.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 17th May 2024
      Excellent ruin of a castle. Not alot had been done to it, so it was good to see the ruins. Lots of information boards to explain what you were looking at. The views are exceptional as well. Well... 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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