- Buzzing seaside town
BEAUTIFUL SEASIDE TOWN CLOSE TO LONDON AND BRIGHTON.
Hastings is very well situated on the South East of England. Only about an hour away from Brighton and around an hour and a half from Central London. With this excellent location and long stretching pebbly beaches – the town welcomes thousands of tourists, visitors and language students every year.
Known as the birthplace of England, Hastings has a long and colourful history which stretches back over a thousand years. The battle that took place in 1066 between William the Conqueror from Normandy and King Harold’s English army changed the culture and English language forever. The lost Battle of Hastings in 1066 resulted in almost 100 years of Norman rule.
The town is also the birthplace of television (invented by John Logie Baird in 1923). Combined with a growing reputation for culture and innovation, Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet and their unique black huts, Britain’s steepest funicular railway and the remains of William the Conqueror’s first English castle mean that Hastings is already known throughout the world as one of the South Coast’s most historic towns.
There is plenty to do in Hastings for all ages. Museums, shops, cafés and local events ensure you have the best of times here. Discover and shop in Hastings Old Town, relax with your friends on the beach or visit the historic Hastings Castle. Fun events like Pirate Day keep you entertained over the summer weekends, as do trips to places of interest like Rye Royal, Oxford or London.
Hastings in Pictures
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN HASTINGS
Visiting the castle, Smugglers Adventure and the aquarium
Crazy Golf on the beach
Visiting the Pirate Day (July)
Afternoon trip to Rye Royal
Sunbathing at Camber Sands sandy beach
Old Town Carnival Week (July)
Airbourne International Airshow (August)
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Jerwood Gallery
Musical at White Rock Theatre
Fish and Chips at Maggie’s