Hastings

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Two main themes dominate the lively East Sussex town of Hastings: the sea and 1066.

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.

Two main themes dominate the lively East Sussex town of Hastings: the sea and 1066.

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.

Chatsworth Hotel
Chatsworth Hotel
3 out of 5
7-11 Carlisle Parade, Hastings, England, TN34 1JG
The price is £59 per night from 28 Jul to 29 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Hastings. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and a TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (323 reviews)
"Good position for my needs"

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2022

Chatsworth Hotel
Guestling Hall Hotel
Guestling Hall Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Guestling Hall, Rye Road, Hastings, England, TN35 4LP
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night from 2 Jul to 3 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Hastings. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Hastings Country Park and St Helen's Wood are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (59 reviews)
"A lovely quirky unique hotel with excellent hosts."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

Guestling Hall Hotel
Lansdowne Hotel
Lansdowne Hotel
3 out of 5
1 & 2 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, England, TN34 1JE
The price is £79 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3-star guesthouse in Hastings. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and White Rock ...
3.7/5 Good! (162 reviews)
"Room was clean and tidy. Lovely balcony with great sea views and breeze. The curtain didn’t fit across window fully so very bright but I'm used to black out blinds. Great location."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

Lansdowne Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunny log cabin set in beautiful peaceful garden . 10mins walk to town and beach
Sunny log cabin set in beautiful peaceful garden . 10mins walk to town and beach
Hastings, ENG
The price is £84 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Stay at this cabin in Hastings. Enjoy on-site parking, a garden and a TV. Popular attractions Alexandra Park and Priory Meadow Shopping Centre are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"The cabin was at the end of a beautiful garden. It was very clean, spacious and comfortable, with a large corner sofa and a great bed. Very quiet at night so we had a restful sleep! The shower:bath area was in the main house which was easy to access. The host Jo was friendly and approachable and ..."

Reviewed on 30 May 2022

Sunny log cabin set in beautiful peaceful garden . 10mins walk to town and beach
Seaspray
Seaspray
4 out of 5
Flat 4, 4-5 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, England, TN34 1JE
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Hastings. Enjoy free WiFi, Netflix and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Priory Meadow Shopping Centre ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
"Excellent location. Clean but poorly maintained. Shower housing falls off wall. Feature floor stand angle poise lamp not working. Both door entry Yale locks sticking tumblers (used cooking oil to release tumblers). Bedroom window occasionally floods light from external security light, could be prevented ..."

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2022

Seaspray
Seashell
Seashell
3.5 out of 5
Flat 12, 4-5 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, England, TN34 1JE
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Hastings. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and White Rock ...
Seashell
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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