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Hastings once had a thriving fishing industry, and although this may have declined in recent years, it still lays claim to having Europe’s largest beach launched fishing fleet. From seaside coastal hotels and B&BS, to the more rural inland retreats, East Sussex has a variety of accommodation for you to choose from.
Although Hastings was not the actual location of the Normandy battle in 1066 its legacy is still clearly evident throughout the town. Visit the remains of what was William the Conqueror’s first English Castle.
If you are interested in the history of 1066, the nearby town of Battle is well worth a visit. Take the opportunity to explore William the Conqueror’s famous abbey and stand on the very spot where King Harold is believed to have died. A day out for the whole family, with the Abbey’s gardens perfect for children to explore and play in.
A visit to Rye Harbour is sure to capture your imagination. Steeped in maritime history coupled with glimmering beaches, museums and nature reserves, there is an array of attractions to keep the whole family entertained.
The wider county of East Sussex include some of the UK’s most popular travel destinations, including Brighton and Eastbourne, all located along the coast.
Take a Quick Trip to Brighton
Brighton has many popular tourist attractions making it a real treasure trove of things to do; from the Brighton Wheel and Pier to a visit to the Brighton seaside, the city offers something for everyone. The pier itself has a collection of shops along its length. A walk to the pier’s end will reward you with fantastic views over the beach. A trip down memory lane for many who have visited when they were children.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is located in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. The museum brings together a wide range of collections with exhibits depicting the story of Brighton and the wider world.
The Royal Pavilion is extraordinary; don’t miss if you are planning on visiting Brighton while in East Sussex. Something you would not expect to find in a city centre; its atmospheric and stunning interiors, coupled with beautiful gardens to enjoy a picnic in if the weather permits, are unbelievable.
Seven Sisters Country Park is a fabulous area to walk around and soak up the countryside. With an array of walking routes to choose between, including the more flat trails to the beach and more challenging across the South Downs, you’re sure to see plenty of local wildlife and wild flowers; a truly refreshing experience.
Beachy Head near Eastbourne will let you get as close to the English Channel as you can be without touching it. It’s is indeed a lovely, tranquil place to visit.
Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of White Rock Theatre and Hastings Pier. Warrior Square Gardens and West Hill Lift are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Hastings, this caravan park/campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hastings Country Park, Old Town Hall Museum, and Smugglers Adventure. Fishermen's Museum and East Hill Lift are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Hastings, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of White Rock Theatre and Hastings Pier. West Hill Lift and Warrior Square Gardens are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Hastings, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of White Rock Theatre and Hastings Pier. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and West Hill Lift are also within 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Hastings, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of White Rock Theatre and Hastings Pier. West Hill Lift and Hastings Castle are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Hastings, this luxury guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Old Town Hall Museum, Smugglers Adventure, and Fishermen's Museum. East Hill Lift and Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Hastings, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Hastings Castle, West Hill Lift, and Smugglers Adventure. Alexandra Park and White Rock Theatre are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Hastings, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of White Rock Theatre and Hastings Pier. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and West Hill Lift are also within 15 minutes.