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Castle’s rare flower find is blooming marvellous

One of the UK’s rarest wildflowers is thriving in the historic ruins of Hastings Castle. The plant, known as lesser calamint, is extremely rare and found in only a few sites throughout the country. It is thought the fact the castle grounds have remained virtually undeveloped for centuries has allowed the flower to survive. Hastings […]

Summer Fun at Hastings Castle and Smugglers Adventure

Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Castle are encouraging guests to get involved in a host of games and activities over the school summer holidays. Visitors to Smugglers Adventure can take part in the Parrot Quest, answering questions as they explore the caves and caverns, with a chance to win a special gift if they get the […]

Hastings Castle home to Pokemon

Hastings Castle is being overrun with the augmented reality characters with no fewer than five spotted among the ruins including Zubat, Diglett, Drowzee and Pidgeotto. They enlisted the expertise of a younger member of the team who confirmed the Castle was now home to a collection of Pokemon characters. Blue Reef Aquarium’s Leanna Lawson said: “Some […]

Torchlight Tour – New date announced

Smugglers Adventure has confirmed the date of its latest additional Torchlight Tour event – Saturday, August 13th. The subterranean after dark tours through the West Hill attraction have proved so popular with the public that organisers have had to add three extra dates so far this year. The tours, which run from 5pm-6.30pm and must […]

Pirate Day Fun

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium, Smugglers’ Adventure and Hastings Castle are joining forces this weekend (Sunday, July 17th) to celebrate the town’s Pirate Day spectacular. Pirates’ Sunday will feature a variety of piratical quizzes and lots more swashbuckling fun and games. As part of the fun, there will be pirate-themed events and trails, a ‘design your […]