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Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

Bishop's Waltham Palace Ruins

Bishop's Waltham

in the county of Hampshire

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Recommended Towns & Villages near Hastings

Burton's clockhouse at St Leonards, near Hastings

St Leonards (6 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of East Sussex (0.7 miles, 1.2 km)

Attractive Sussex seaside resort now joined to Hastings, but initially began as an independent resort laid out by the architect James Burton in 1828...

Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

Bexhill (46 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (4.4 miles, 7.1 km, direction W)

The old town of Bexhill-on-Sea is of immense charm, it has wide streets, gracious building including black and white timber frame properties, but its real "star" is the fabled De.....

A picture of Battle

Battle (69 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction NW)

Battle is a unique town in the county of Sussex built on the very site where William the Conqueror defeated king Harold of England and his Saxon army in 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066...

Winchelsea

Winchelsea (44 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of East Sussex (7.7 miles, 12.3 km, direction NE)

This is a pretty, busy little town tucked along a ridge overlooking Pett Level...

Painting of Mermaid Street, Rye, in the snow by Colin Bailey

Rye (384 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of East Sussex (9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction NE)

Regarded by many as the prettiest town in England, Rye is a very popular place to visit along the south coast of England in Sussex. Standing on a hill, Rye is full of pretty.....

A picture of Playden

Playden (4 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction NE)

Playden is situated just north of Rye. It is most noted for its beautiful Norman Church dedicated to St. Michael which dates from around 1190...

Pevensey Castle

Pevensey (31 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction W)

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Camber Sands, East Sussex

Camber (25 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of East Sussex (11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction NE)

Backed by the Walland Marsh, Camber has one of the finest stretches of pure sand and sand dunes found along the East Sussex coast...

Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux (27 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction W)

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Village sign

Burwash (49 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (12.9 miles, 20.8 km, direction NW)

It is from his home in this very English village that Rudyard Kipling penned the wise and wonderful words of his poem 'If'...

Rolvenden Windmill

Rolvenden (20 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (13.8 miles, 22.1 km, direction N)

Surrounded by a well-wooded landscape, this delightful village was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book, so we are assured of its long history...

Eastbourne shoreline

Eastbourne (354 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of East Sussex (13.9 miles, 22.3 km, direction SW)

Eastbourne, is a genteel town, that owes it's distictiveness to the 7th Duke of Devonshire...

Brookland Church, Kent

Brookland (8 Pictures)

in the county of Kent (15.2 miles, 24.4 km, direction NE)

This is a pretty area full of natural wonders to be discovered on quiet walks or by taking a cycle ride along the paths of the many rivers...

St Dunstans, Cranbrook, Kent

Cranbrook (7 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Kent (16.9 miles, 27.2 km, direction N)

Cranbrook is an old rural town of numerous streets and alleys, all still true to their medieval layout...

The Long Man, Wilmington, East Sussex

Wilmington (14 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (17.0 miles, 27.3 km, direction W)

These days Wilmington is best known for the "Long Man" a giant carving on the north side of Windover Hill. The figure is generally thought to have first appeared in medieval times, but theories abound that it may have been there since the Iron-Age...

Birling Gap, just past Beachy Head, Eastbourne.

Birling Gap (52 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (17.9 miles, 28.9 km, direction SW)

The Birling Gap is a coastal hamlet on the South Downs in East Sussex, situated on the Mayfield

Mayfield (6 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (18.0 miles, 28.9 km, direction NW)

This is a tranquil, historic village lying close to the beautiful River Rother. The village stands on a ridge in a lovely rural location with panoramic views over the valley...

Dwelling

Dungeness (79 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Kent (18.2 miles, 29.3 km, direction E)

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St. Andrews Church. Alfriston, East Sussex

Alfriston (66 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of East Sussex (18.6 miles, 29.9 km, direction W)

Alfriston occupies a favoured position in the beautiful Cuckmere Gap and serves as a tourist village to which hoards of visitors flock to enjoy the many well preserved fine old buildings to be seen, one of the most important being the local church...

Meanders in the River Cuckmere

Cuckmere Haven (121 Pictures)

in the county of East Sussex (20.3 miles, 32.7 km, direction W)

Cuckmere Haven lies beneath the 282 ft cliffs that are home to Seaford Nature Reserve...

Recommended attractions near Hastings

Hastings Castle downward view  taken  June 2004

Hastings Castle (6 Pictures)

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)

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A picture of Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey (80 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.4 km, direction NW)

The Abbey Ruins - The pope ordered William the Conqueror to build an abbey in penance for the great loss of life. The abbey was.....

Ypres Tower , Rye.

Rye Castle Museum (9 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.7 km, direction NE)

Rye Castle Museum, also known as 'Ypres Tower', in the beautiful maritime town of Rye, occupies a commanding position.....

Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

Herstmonceux Castle (25 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction W)

The 15th century red brick Herstmonceux Castle with its magnificent gatehouse, was built in the romantic era when splendour and.....

Bodiam Castle July 2009

Bodiam Castle (95 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction N)

The wonderful parapet, walls and high round towers of 14th-century Bodiam Castle are gloriously reflected in its broad moat. It.....

Pevensey Castle, Pevensey, East sussex

Pevensey Castle (49 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction W)

When it was first built Pevensey Castle must have been an impressive sight standing against all-comers while the waters of the.....

The Pevensey Levels on an October evening, East Sussex.

The Pevensey Levels (1 Pictures)

(11.3 miles, 18.2 km, direction W)

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Batemans Gardens 25 June 2011

Bateman's (62 Pictures)

(12.8 miles, 20.6 km, direction NW)

Bateman's was built in 1634. From 1902 until 1936 it became the home of Rudyard Kipling and is preserved as it was when he lived.....

Michelham priory at near Upper Dicker in East - Sussex.

Michelham Priory & Gardens (7 Pictures)

(15.8 miles, 25.4 km, direction W)

Michelham Priory is a hauntingly beautiful place set against a backdrop of fine Sussex countryside, splendidly surrounded by a.....

Beachy Head Lighthouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Beachy Head (107 Pictures)

(16.5 miles, 26.6 km, direction SW)

Beachy Head, with its dramatic white cliffs and gently undulating downs, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and.....

The Wilmington Long Man, East Sussex

The Long Man (8 Pictures)

(17.2 miles, 27.6 km, direction W)

Where he comes from nobody knows, nor does anyone know the identity of this 240 foot figure of a man carved into the side of a.....

Sissinghurst Castle garden, Nr Cranbrook, Kent

Sissinghurst Castle Garden (189 Pictures)

(17.7 miles, 28.4 km, direction N)

It is entirely fitting that one of the loveliest gardens in the land can be found in a county renowned for its beauty and.....

Dungeness Lighghouse

Dungeness Lighthouse (6 Pictures)

(18.1 miles, 29.1 km, direction E)

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The beautiful Scotney Castle, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Scotney Castle (190 Pictures)

(18.2 miles, 29.3 km, direction NW)

What could be more romantic than to wander amongst the ruins of moated Scotney Castle, believed to have been begun in the latter.....

Alfriston Clergy House. Alfriston, East Sussex

Alfriston Clergy House (3 Pictures)

(18.6 miles, 29.9 km, direction W)

Amongst the treasures of this town is the first house to be acquired by the National Trust, this is the magnificent Priest's, or.....

The classic view of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex, with the cottage in the foreground

Seven Sisters Country Park (90 Pictures)

(18.9 miles, 30.5 km, direction W)

Designated a site of Special Scientific Interest, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters Country Park.....

A picture of Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (15 Pictures)

(19.0 miles, 30.5 km, direction NE)

First opened to traffic in July 1927 as the 'World's Smallest Public Railway' and now covering a distance of 13.5 miles from the.....

Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Kent

Bayham Abbey (13 Pictures)

(19.8 miles, 31.9 km, direction NW)

Built in the 13th century, and set in beautiful surroundings, Bayham Abbey is a favourite of painters and photographers...

This is the studio at Charleston Farmhouse in East Sussex.

Charleston Farmhouse (8 Pictures)

(19.9 miles, 32.0 km, direction W)

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Marle Place Gardens, Brenchley, Kent - TN12 7HS

Marle Place Gardens (21 Pictures)

(20.6 miles, 33.2 km, direction NW)

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