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Things To Do in Hastings & 1066 Country

From coast to countryside, seaside to historic towns and villages, there are many things to do in Hastings and 1066 Country, including excellent days out and places to see.

On the coast visit the unspoilt sand dunes of Camber or visit the quirky lively resort of Hastings.

For free things to do in Hastings, why not experience the beauty of the countryside by taking a walk through Combe Valley or Hastings Country Park via woods and ancient forests; be inspired by exotic planting and old-fashioned roses in the glorious gardens of Great Dixter and Pashley Manor.

Look out for wildlife and birds in the natural nature reserves of Rye Harbour.

For the more active there are adrenaline sports, cycling and boat trips.

Visit where history began at the site of the Battle of Hastings and the imposing castles of Bodiam and Herstmonceux.

Go to the historic homes of famous writers including Rudyard Kipling and Lamb House.

1066 Country has been a magnet for artists over many years, and the arts play a major part in the area with several small galleries and artist’s studios.

Go for a bike ride along coastal cycle path which starts in Hastings old town behind the net shops right the way along the beach to Bexhill providing a safe alternative to the road.

Start your ride with a visit to the Jerwood Gallery and end with the De La Warr Pavilion.

Ride the West Hill Cliff Railway up to the Smugglers Adventure in St Clements Caves and afterwards have a game of crazy golf on the UK's biggest adventure golf complex, home to the annual World Crazy Golf Championships!

Or take the steepest East Cliff Railway in the UK up to the East Hill or the 197 steps for views over the old town and Channel.

1066 Country is not short of ideas for fascinating days out that are sure to delight every member of the family.

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