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27 APRIL 2018

Hastings is a popular seaside town in East Sussex.

It is well known for the Battle of Hastings in 1066, in which William the Conqueror defeated the English army of King Harold II with his Norman-French army. We're still struggling to forgive him for it...

The Normans subsequently built England's very first castle here in Hastings.

Hastings is comprised of three towns: the Old Town, the contemporary Town Centre and St Leonards-on-Sea which was conceived, planned and developed by the 19th Century property developer James Burton. 

A fishing culture has thrived here for centuries. There are many seafood restaurants on offer, and the Fishmarket provides fresh fish caught in an environmentally friendly way - without damaging the surrounding habitat of the fish.

Smuggling heritage comes to life at the Smugglers Adventures at St Helens Caves, which is fun for all the family! Discover the secrets of smugglers in acres of underground caves.

Pelham beach – the main beach in Hastings - features a beautiful mix of shingle and sand. It runs right along the seafront into Hastings Pier. In the summer you will find families young and old basking in the old English sunshine, jumping waves, skimming stones, and digging for pretty shells or stones.

So if you'd like to visit somewhere enriched with history and plenty of attractions (did we mention the Shipwreck Museum?!), or if you'd just like to lay down by the sea, then Hastings is the place for you.