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Visitor Information

We want you to plan your visit to 1066 Country and make it as enjoyable and memorable as possible. 

Steeped in history and culture, 1066 Country has a distinctive uniqueness that surpasses others.  Established from centuries past, enthusiastic locals and keen visitors have helped shape its character ever since.  It’s not hard to see why writers, film directors, artists, inventors, musicians and architects have sought inspiration here.

Renowned for the Battle of Hastings (1066) it is also well-known for the countryside, nature reserves, SSSI Camber Sands and Green Flag parks, 1066 Country has created its own individual uniqueness.

Hastings is in the top 1% for industrial heritage and parks & open spaces, as well at the top 5% for landscape and natural heritage and for ‘culture and memories’.  (The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Download our free guides and maps or find practical tips on the site.  Need information about getting to 1066 Country or how to get around whilst you’re here, be sure to use our travel pages for train and bus routes.

Visit our Information Centre in Hastings or stop off at one of the many Information Points around 1066 Country, where you’ll be able to pick up advice for your visit and other leaflets to the best attractions in the area.

Our maps for each town can be downloaded for exploring along with language versions of the attractions guide and also our fantastic Official 1066 Country Visitor App – a must!

Tremendous year round festivals, amazing culture events, the hidden gems of old towns and villages - make the most of your visit and join us on Facebook and Twitter too, for the latest news, photos and competitions.

Key Attractions

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

A museum containing displays of dinosaurs, local wildlife, Native Americans and Grey Owl, paintings, ceramics and features on John Logie Baird and...

Large coastal nature reserve with a vast array of wildlife

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

A large coastal nature reserve with shingle beaches, sandy shores at low tide, grassland, saltmarsh and reedbeds bordering lakes and pools hosting a...

White Rock Theatre

White Rock Theatre

The White Rock Theatre offers the very best in entertainment, from headlining comedians to live music, international dance acts to shows for all the...

Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

England's oldest organic vineyard, established in 1979. A woodland nature trail forms part of the vineyard self- guided tour. Watch organic farming...


Things To Do


Historic Itinerary

Historic Itinerary

Divide your day between the two major sites bound up with the history of the Norman Invasion - Battle and Hastings.  William marched first...