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The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century. Come and find out about the castle’s colourful history with our lively audio tour. Hear how Edward IV’s Chamberlain Lord Hastings added the chapel and the impressive keep-like Hastings Tower – a castle within a castle.
Visitors can still climb the tower today despite it suffering massive damage during the Civil War. There are great views from the top! Then make sure you discover the underground passage from the kitchen to the tower, probably created during this war, which can still be explored today.
Walk the underground passage between the tower and the kitchen
Be amazed that you can still climb to the top of the half ruined tower
Find out more about the castle's dramatic history in the company of our amusing audio guide
You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.
If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.