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.