Hastings & Bexhill

Hastings  

Hastings is most famous for the battle that took place there in 1066 between King Harold’s English and William the Conqueror’s Normans. The town lent its name to the battle…although the battle actually took place in nearby Battle.

A picturesque jumble of weather-boarded cottages, mossy-roofed townhouses and narrow ‘twittens’, it’s home to a thriving artsy community, which feeds plenty of cafés, restaurants and independent shops selling art and antiques, upmarket homewares, flowers, artisan bread and more.

Down on the seafront is The Stade, where the tall historic black net huts of the town’s still-working fishing fleet (the largest beach-launched fleet in Europe)

The Jerwood Gallery is a museum of contemporary British art located on The Stade in Hastings, it contains the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and a changing contemporary exhibition programme. The gallery opened in March 2012 and cost £4m to build.

Smugglers Adventure reviews a set of caves (St Clements Caves) in the hills above Hastings town.

Bexhill – De la War Pavilion  –

The De La Warr Pavilion is an international style building constructed in 1935, considered by some to be in an Art Deco style.  Some claim it to be the first major Modernist public building in Britain, although in fact it was preceded by some months by the Dutch-influenced Hornsey Town Hall. It is the venue for many exhibitions and live events.

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Activities

Activities There’s always  plenty to do… close by and slightly further afield…….. Kayaking in the Cuckmere River, the River Ouse & much more……….. A fabulous

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The George - Alfriston

Alfriston

Alfriston Home to “The Clergy house”  –  the first National Trust Property  which was bought in 1896. A very picturesque village with olde world pubs,

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Events

Events….. Eastbourne Bandstand – The busiest bandstand on the planet – something happening nearly all year round Arlington Bluebell Walk    April -mid may.. Nature

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Hastings fishermen's huts

Hastings

Hastings & Bexhill Hastings   Hastings is most famous for the battle that took place there in 1066 between King Harold’s English and William the

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Where to eat

Where to Eat…. The Aqua Bar and Grill (fantastic location right on the beach) 10 Minutes walk away – turn left at the beach, walk

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