5 Interesting and historical facts about East Sussex.
The Mermaid Inn along Mermaid Street in the pretty town of Rye, East Sussex, is reputed to be Britain's most haunted pub.
In the old part of Hastings, along the beach, you can see the famous 'Net Shops'. These are tall black wooden sheds built to store the fishing nets in. They were built tall because of limited space and inside have several floors.
The Stade, in the English coastal town of Hastings, is a shingle beach which has been used for beaching boats for over a thousand years. It is home to Europe's largest fleet of beach-launched fishing boats.
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.
The Battle of Hastings wasn't fought at Hastings, but on Senlac Hill (sometimes known as Senlac Ridge) approximately six miles North-North West of Hastings near the town of Battle.