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in the county of East Sussex

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About Hastings

Hastings is an old fishing town along the southern coast of England. It offers all the traditional amusements of the seaside but retains much of the character of its colourful past.

Rich in history, Hastings is famous world wide for its famous battle in 1066 between the invading Normans and the defending Saxons, a battle which changed the course of British history - The Battle of Hastings. The actual battle itself took place 6 miles inland from the town of Hastings, at a smaller town aptly named 'Battle'. William the Conquerer stepped ashore at Norman's Bay, a beach to the west of Hastings, and the massive Conquerer's Stone, now near the pier, is supposed to be the dining table of where he ate his first meal in England.

There is also a ruined Norman castle on a hill at Hastings which was built a year after the famous Norman invasion. The main remains are parts of the North and East walls, a gatehouse, a tower and an arch, and the dungeons.

Old parts of the town of Hasting's have twisting narrow streets and timbered houses and it's along this part of Hastings you will find the Fishermen's Museum, which holds the last of the town's sailing luggers. You will find two fine churches in Hasting's - St Clement's, which dates from the late 14th century, and the Church of All Saints, which dates from the 15th century. Near the castle are St Clements Caves which is the most extensive cave system in south-east England, and once used by smugglers as secret routes and store chambers. You can go on a tour of these caves whcih gives you a great insight into life in those times. All in all Hastings offers the visitor a great holiday. With Caves, Castles, Amusements, a grand victorian pier, amazing history, and Country Parks with nature trails and clifftop walks, Hastings has become a major tourist resort.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about Hastings

The late Queen Mother always carried a winkle with her. She was a member of the Hastings (East Sussex) winkle club and would be fined if she could not produce it when asked.

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White Rock Apartment in Hastings, East Sussex, England

White Rock Apartment

Hastings, East Sussex, England (0.0 miles, 0.0 km)
Situated in Hastings in the East Sussex Region, this holiday home is 22 km from Eastbourne. The unit is 47 km from Maidstone. The kitchen comes with an oven and there is a private bathroom. Towels an...
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Astral Lodge in Hastings, East Sussex, England3 stars

Astral Lodge

Hastings, East Sussex, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Astral Lodge is situated in the centre of the historic coastal town of Hastings, directly opposite the beach. It is just a 2-minute walk from the shops, bars and attractions, and less than 10 minutes ...
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The Rocks in Hastings, East Sussex, England

The Rocks

Hastings, East Sussex, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Situated in the historic town centre of Hastings, The Rocks apartment is directly in front of the beach and has a roof terrace with uninterrupted sea views....
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Number 46 in Hastings, East Sussex, England4 stars

Number 46

Hastings, East Sussex, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Situated in the centre of historic Hastings, Number 46 is just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and main train and bus station....
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Phoenix Guest House in Hastings, East Sussex, England5 stars

Phoenix Guest House

Hastings, East Sussex, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Situated 5 minutes’ walk from Hastings seafront and pebble beach, Phoenix Guest House offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV....
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Grosvenor Guest House in Hastings, East Sussex, England4 stars

Grosvenor Guest House

Hastings, East Sussex, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Grosvenor Guest House is located in the centre of Hastings within 5 minutes’ walk of the beach and the town’s railways station. The prorperty offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Located on...
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Millifont Guest House in Hastings, East Sussex, England

Millifont Guest House

Hastings, East Sussex, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Millifont Guest House offers accommodation in Hastings, 22 km from Eastbourne. Each room includes a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfo...
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Hastings Station(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
St Leonards Warrior Square Station(0.5 miles, 0.7 km)
Lydd Airport(17.5 miles, 28.2 km, direction NE)
M20 Junction 10(24.5 miles, 39.5 km, direction NE)
M20 Junction 9(24.8 miles, 39.9 km, direction NE)
London Gatwick Airport(38.8 miles, 62.4 km, direction NW)
Hastings to London(54.6 miles, 87.8 km, direction NW)