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 £21.94
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:

    • Rob W
      Trip Type:
      Good but needs improvement
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th August 2022
      It was fascinating to see the ruins and the views were great, however a lot of attention is needed, graffiti on signs leading upto the gates, gates need to be repainted/replaced, the show building... Read full review
    • onwards2020
      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

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    • Guide Dogs Permitted


    • Picnic Site

    Opening Times

    Closed for winter (21 Feb 2022 - 31 Mar 2022)

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

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