Best castles in Hastings

Check out the top castles in Hastings, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Bodiam Castle
1. Bodiam Castle
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72 local reviews
Bodiam Castle, Bodiam
+44 1580 830196
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Kim
Castle dating from 1385. Set in the rolling Sussex countryside you will enjoy breathtaking views of the…
Sarah
It is a classic castle that will capture your imaingation. The Tenterden steam railway runs in front of it and…
Nick
This lovely old steam train chuffs its way through picturesque countryside alongside the River Rother. You can…
1. Bodiam Castle
1. Bodiam Castle
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72 local reviews
Bodiam Castle, Bodiam
+44 1580 830196
Kim
Kim
Castle dating from 1385. Set in the rolling Sussex countryside you will enjoy breathtaking views of the castle. It is possible to take…
Sarah
Sarah
It is a classic castle that will capture your imaingation. The Tenterden steam railway runs in front of it and you can hire boats. The…
Nick
Nick
This lovely old steam train chuffs its way through picturesque countryside alongside the River Rother. You can take the train down to Bodiam…
2. Herstmonceux Castle
2. Herstmonceux Castle
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16 local reviews
Wartling Road, Hailsham
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
01323 833816
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Marian And David
The castle gardens are well worth visiting, and the Observatory Science Centre is the former site of the Royal…
Chris
Herstmonceux Castle is a brick-built castle near Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England. From 1957 to 1988 its…
Theresa
Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds 01323 833816 (childrens woodland play area, and have fun doing the…
2. Herstmonceux Castle
2. Herstmonceux Castle
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16 local reviews
Wartling Road, Hailsham
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
01323 833816
Marian And David
Marian And David
The castle gardens are well worth visiting, and the Observatory Science Centre is the former site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and has…
Chris
Chris
Herstmonceux Castle is a brick-built castle near Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England. From 1957 to 1988 its grounds were the home of the…
Theresa
Theresa
Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens and Grounds 01323 833816 (childrens woodland play area, and have fun doing the castle quiz)
3. Hastings Castle
3. Hastings Castle
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22 local reviews
Castle Hill Road, Hastings
01424 201609
Establishment
Madeleine
If you are in Hastings it is a must see. Castle ruins on top of the West Hill - the view across the channel…
Jos
Walk along the beach front towards Gerwood Gallery and the black fishing huts. Opposite the Fishermans' Museum…
Joseph & Graham
The Norman castle sits upon the West Hill, overlooking the town and English channel. Learn about the Battle of…
3. Hastings Castle
3. Hastings Castle
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22 local reviews
Castle Hill Road, Hastings
01424 201609
Madeleine
Madeleine
If you are in Hastings it is a must see. Castle ruins on top of the West Hill - the view across the channel and towards Beachy Head is…
Jos
Jos
Walk along the beach front towards Gerwood Gallery and the black fishing huts. Opposite the Fishermans' Museum there is a lift up to the…
Joseph & Graham
Joseph & Graham
The Norman castle sits upon the West Hill, overlooking the town and English channel. Learn about the Battle of Hastings and how William…
Sigrid
Located in Rye Harbour, not accessible by cars, foot and bikes only, passing the church to your left. A…
Martha
Built by Henry VIII the castle is a good focal point for a stroll from the Harbour. Open to the public at…
Emily
Camber Castle, also known formerly as Winchelsea Castle, is a 16th-century Device Fort, built near Rye by King…
Sigrid
Sigrid
Located in Rye Harbour, not accessible by cars, foot and bikes only, passing the church to your left. A mystical ‘deserted’ castle in the…
Martha
Martha
Built by Henry VIII the castle is a good focal point for a stroll from the Harbour. Open to the public at weekends during most school…
Emily
Emily
Camber Castle, also known formerly as Winchelsea Castle, is a 16th-century Device Fort, built near Rye by King Henry VIII
5. Rye Castle Museum
5. Rye Castle Museum
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7 local reviews
3 East St, Rye
01797 226728
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Emily
Rye Castle was built in 1249 and was built as part of the defence against the frequent raids by the French.
Victoria
The Ypres Castle Tower is an old Tower which was originally a jail for men and women. Well worth a visit.
5. Rye Castle Museum
5. Rye Castle Museum
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7 local reviews
3 East St, Rye
01797 226728
Emily
Emily
Rye Castle was built in 1249 and was built as part of the defence against the frequent raids by the French.
Victoria
Victoria
The Ypres Castle Tower is an old Tower which was originally a jail for men and women. Well worth a visit.
6. Pevensey Castle
6. Pevensey Castle
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9 local reviews
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John & Oksana
Roman and Norman castle remains and Norman church, in a pretty village by the sea. Excellent fish and chip…
Catherine
With a history stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other…
Virginia
This is an amazing Roman Castle in a beautiful village.
6. Pevensey Castle
6. Pevensey Castle
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9 local reviews
John & Oksana
John & Oksana
Roman and Norman castle remains and Norman church, in a pretty village by the sea. Excellent fish and chip shop nearby. Castle is free to…
Catherine
Catherine
With a history stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain's…
Virginia
Virginia
This is an amazing Roman Castle in a beautiful village.
7. Kent and East Sussex Railway
7. Kent and East Sussex Railway
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5 local reviews
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Route
Liz
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends…
Nick
This lovely old steam train chuffs its way through picturesque countryside alongside the River Rother. You can…
7. Kent and East Sussex Railway
7. Kent and East Sussex Railway
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5 local reviews
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Liz
Liz
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from Tenterden - "The…
Nick
Nick
This lovely old steam train chuffs its way through picturesque countryside alongside the River Rother. You can take the train down to Bodiam…
8. Rye
8. Rye
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75 local reviews
Rye, Rye
LocalityPolitical
Jackie
Rye is one of my favourite places, so full of character and history, antique shops, quaint cafes and bars.It…
Sally
One of the best preserved medieval towns in England. Situated in 1066 country. Camber castle was built by…
8. Rye
8. Rye
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75 local reviews
Rye, Rye
Jackie
Jackie
Rye is one of my favourite places, so full of character and history, antique shops, quaint cafes and bars.It is well worth the hour drive to…
Sally
Sally
One of the best preserved medieval towns in England. Situated in 1066 country. Camber castle was built by Henry VIII and the Mermaid Inn was…
9. Bodiam Boating Station
9. Bodiam Boating Station
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9 local reviews
Rye Rd, Newenden
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
01797 253838
CafeCampgroundPark
Brian
Get a ferry to Bodiam Castle or rent a rowing boat or kayak, then have lunch at the on site Lime Wharf Cafe
Lesley
Canoe hire and kayaks or take a boat up to Bodiam Castle!
9. Bodiam Boating Station
9. Bodiam Boating Station
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9 local reviews
Rye Rd, Newenden
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
01797 253838
Brian
Brian
Get a ferry to Bodiam Castle or rent a rowing boat or kayak, then have lunch at the on site Lime Wharf Cafe
Lesley
Lesley
Canoe hire and kayaks or take a boat up to Bodiam Castle!
10. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
10. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
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27 local reviews
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
01797 227784
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Isabel & Stephen
Vast bit of land with habitats for rare species like the Spangled Button Beetle, plus Camber Castle. Address:…
Emily
Habitats for rare species like the Spangled Button Beetle, plus Camber Castle.
10. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
10. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
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27 local reviews
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
01797 227784
Isabel & Stephen
Isabel & Stephen
Vast bit of land with habitats for rare species like the Spangled Button Beetle, plus Camber Castle. Address: Rye Harbour Road, Rye TN31 7TU…
Emily
Emily
Habitats for rare species like the Spangled Button Beetle, plus Camber Castle.
11. Battle
11. Battle
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14 local reviews
Battle, Battle
LocalityPolitical
Caroline
Battle Castle and Battle the town are definitely worth a visit. This is where the Battle of Hastings actually…
Christina
Pretty town, worth stopping off in a cafe if you are on your way to Hastings. There is a castle and the high…
11. Battle
11. Battle
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14 local reviews
Battle, Battle
Caroline
Caroline
Battle Castle and Battle the town are definitely worth a visit. This is where the Battle of Hastings actually took place (not Hastings…
Christina
Christina
Pretty town, worth stopping off in a cafe if you are on your way to Hastings. There is a castle and the high street is full of curious…
12. West Hill Lift Lower Station
12. West Hill Lift Lower Station
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5 local reviews
West Hill Lift Lower Station
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Rhiannon
Because who doesn't need two funiculars - this ones a bit more cavey but leads up to the castle and smugglers…
Joseph & Graham
Funicular railway to the West Hill, leading to Hastings Castle and Smuggler's Adventure Caves.
12. West Hill Lift Lower Station
12. West Hill Lift Lower Station
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5 local reviews
West Hill Lift Lower Station
Rhiannon
Rhiannon
Because who doesn't need two funiculars - this ones a bit more cavey but leads up to the castle and smugglers caves
Joseph & Graham
Joseph & Graham
Funicular railway to the West Hill, leading to Hastings Castle and Smuggler's Adventure Caves.