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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.

Chatsworth Hotel
Chatsworth Hotel
3 out of 5
7-11 Carlisle Parade, Hastings, England
The price is £63 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of White Rock Theatre and Hastings Pier. Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and Hastings Castle are ...
3.4/5Good! (231 reviews)
Highly recommend
"Great location - hotel is a bit dated but its very clean, bed is comfy, room was warm, shower was warm and clean and there was a smart tv. Also tea and coffee making facilities and they give you plenty of tea bags. For the price it was honestly a bargain."

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Chatsworth Hotel
Lansdowne Hotel Ltd
Lansdowne Hotel Ltd
3 out of 5
1 & 2 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, England
Situated in Hastings, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and West Hill Lift. Hastings Castle and Hastings Beach are also ...
3.7/5Good! (132 reviews)
"Great location but car parking situation not ideal"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

Lansdowne Hotel Ltd
Astral Lodge
Astral Lodge
3 out of 5
4 Carlisle Parade, Hastings, England
The price is £78 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of White Rock Theatre and Hastings Pier. Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and Hastings Castle are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (94 reviews)
Astral Lodge
"Very pleasant property. Met expectations. Everything was as described. Extremely clean. Very comfortable bed and crisp linen. Parking available very close by. Very helpful owner. Would stay there again if in the area."

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Astral Lodge
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Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
4 out of 5
Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester, England
The price is £66 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Urbis, Printworks and National Football Museum. Deansgate and Manchester Cathedral are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,090 reviews)
Great central Manchester hotel
"Fabulous historical detail in the public areas but stylish, contemporary and very clean rooms. Love the grab-and-go breakfasts!"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2021

Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is £104 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,060 reviews)
"Lovely clean room, great amenities in the room. Will use Staycity again."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (710 reviews)
"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
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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