Historic seaside town most famous for the Norman invasion of 1066
Hastings Tours with Great British Trips
Hastings is a seaside resort and fishing port - The tall wooden huts used for drying the fishing nets still remain. The town also has two cliff railways. It's better known for the battle of Hastings in 1066. However, the most famous battle in England's history actually took place 7 miles further north, where the small town of Battle lies. West of the old town is the beach, and beyond that you'll find lots of Georgian and Victorian buildings. Hastings also boasts a lively arts scene. The medieval and walled town and port of Rye is further east up the coast, with twisting cobbled streets and lanes and some great old buildings, many of them timber framed. St Mary's church has one of the oldest functioning church turret clocks in the country. You can see it up close by climbing the tower which also offers splendid views of Rye Bay.
Want to visit Hastings?
Region: South East England
Time to spend here: 3 hours - 1 day
More Information: www.visit1066country.com
What's nearby? South Coast, Dover, Brighton
What transport do you recommend? Hastings is a small town but the wider area is difficult to navigate without some sort of car or vehicle.
Did you know? As King Harold and his army patiently waited on the south coast for the Norman invasion in 1066, they suddenly had to rush north to fight in York because the Vikings arrived!