Hastings Castle & 1066 Story

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

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View of Hastings Castle 1066


Hastings Castle is now closed for the winter season and will reopen in February 2022.

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 £21.94
Junior (Aged 3-12)  £17.25
Concession (Senior 65+ & Student) £20.44
Family of 4 (2 x Standard + 2 x Junior)          £73.88


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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. Cash and card accepted on arrival. Under 3s go free.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • 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
    • bakedbeanNorwich
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      Not much of castle
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th October 2021
      We bought the 3-1 ticket and made a day of the 3 attractions but the castle (ruins) isn’t worth the value there really isn’t much there. Views would be great to look out from in the seating area but... Read full review
    • GDR-ta
      London, United Kingdom
      Less than one might hope, but still interesting and worthwhile
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th December 2021
      As an important historical site related to one of the key turning points of English history, Hastings castle is worthy of a visit. Through the ravages of time, neglect, and re-use of the stone very... Read full review

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    • Guide Dogs Permitted


    • Picnic Site

    Opening Times

    * No dogs are permitted into the grounds except registered assistance dogs.

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