By the sea

Hastings, Sussex

With its network of weaving passages, narrow streets and main strips, a day is not enough time to truly explore Hastings, but certainly gives you a flavour of its rich heritage and diversity. One of the oldest fishing towns in Britain, Hastings is a melting pot of different architectural styles and history. Taking influence from all of its various chapters, the streets are lined with architecture ranging from the Medieval to Victorian to modern times.

Whilst you could easily spend your time wandering the streets and marvelling at the beautiful buildings on show, there are lots of places to tempt you in. Learn about Hastings’ history in the Hasting Museum and Art Gallery and be swept away by tales of the sea at the Shipwreck Museum. With a deeper understanding of the town’s history, the streets take on a multi-dimensional feel sharing secrets along the way.

If you are into your shopping, you are in luck. Along Hastings’ highstreets there is an abundance of shops, both well-known names and local boutiques. Whether you are looking for clothes or a little gift to take home, Hastings combines culture and couture to satisfy even the biggest shopaholics.

For an extra breath of fresh air, there are a number of parks around the town too, with one of the most popular being Alexandra Park. With gardens, parkland, woods, bandstand, tennis courts and a café, Alexandra Park offers something for everyone. Hastings Pier, reopened in 2016, is also a great place for a stroll by the sea and the remnants of Hastings Castle built in 1070 by the Normans provides a quiet spot for reflection and fantastic views over the town centre.

And what better way to reward yourself after a day on your feet? A tongue-tantalising feast, of course. All around the town, restaurants, cafés, pubs, delis and more offer dribble-inducing treats. Take a seat in a restaurant to be wined and dined or collect some goodies to take back to your home-from-home, you can enjoy delicious locally-sourced produce wherever you please.

Whenever you’d like to visit Hastings, there is never a better time. Hosting a variety of events throughout the year and with regular attractions for all, you can do as much or as little as you please.

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