1066 Country of Origin

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  1. Destinations
    Visit the towns and villages of Battle, Bexhill, Bodiam, Camber, Hastings, Herstmonceux, Pevensey, Rye and Winchelsea.
  2. Things to do in 1066 Country
    Ancient settlements meet modern lifestyles, sparking a vibrant culture with so much to see and do.
  3. What’s on
    There's loads happening in 1066 Country – from theatre to music to children's activities. Find out what's on here.
  4. Food and drink
    The freshest fish, the best vineyards in England, and a wonderful array of healthy produce – eat with us.
  5. Where to Stay
    From boutique hotels to shepherd's huts wreathed in woodsmoke, 1066 Country opens its doors in welcome.

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1066 Country is home to some of Sussex’s finest coast and countryside including the famous historic site on which the Battle of Hastings was fought. Use the map below to find out about more about the towns and villages of 1066 Country, as well as what's on, where to stay, things to do, and places to eat, drink and shop.

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Things To Do

Passionate about the countryside, sea, history and culture — then you’ll find much to please you in 1066 Country. This part of the south east is one of the most beautiful with its uplifting scenery, tranquil majestic villages, clean beaches and historic castles.

  1. Castles
    Six famous castles: soaring battlements, majestic moats, palatial piles and crumbling ruins.
  2. Family
    Adventure parks, water sports, castles and beaches – there's loads to do for children both young and old.
  3. Galleries
    Four fantastic galleries bring major national and international artists to 1066 Country, through exhibitions and permanent collections.
  4. Gardens
    Lily-covered lakes, beautiful borders, a tulip festival and a national pinetum. Garden fans, you're in for a treat.
  5. Historic sites
    Beyond the famous battlefield, 1066 Country is rich in history – from giant steam pumps to literary inspirations.
  6. Museums
    To really get to know 1066 Country, a visit to its museums is a must. From shipwrecks to flowermaking, our history is here.
  7. Outdoors activities in 1066 Country
    Beaches, gardens and beautiful walks – there's so much to enjoy in the great outdoors.
  8. Sport
    Enjoy a spot of golf, glorious cycle routes, and plenty of adrenalin-pumping watersports.
  9. Things to do in 1066 Country
    Ancient settlements meet modern lifestyles, sparking a vibrant culture with so much to see and do.

What's On

Looking for something to do in 1066 Country? Just take a look at our Events Calendar. We’ve plenty to keep you entertained during your stay, from festivals to fireworks, music, exhibitions, theatre and guided walks – and plenty of family friendly and free events too.

  1. blackShed Gallery's latest ecological exhibition by Robertsbridge based artist Martin Brockman celebrates threatened bird species with woodcut prints, clay works and a dawn chorus event.
    1. Exterior of Great Dixter house.
      An exclusive opportunity to see the Lutyens wing of the house with a Senior Guide.
      1. 23 Jul 2024
      2. 22 Aug 2024
      3. 26 Sep 2024
      4. 18 Oct 2024
    2. Bateman's
      Join the garden team at historic Bateman's to learn about their work.
      1. 5 Jun 202431 Jul 2024
    3. Enjoy the vineyards at this relaxed midsummer barbecue.

      Upcoming highlights

      1. Summer holidays
        Find out what's happening for children this summer - you won't need to listen to a single 'I'm boooored'!

      Food & Drink

      1. Breweries
        Pale ales, IPAs, stouts and ciders – they're all made right here in 1066 Country.
      2. Cafés
        From cute olde worlde tea rooms to modern coffee shops specialising in vegan and gluten free goodies, we do…
      3. Delis and markets
        Pack yourself a picnic full of healthy, locally produced mouthwatering delicacies – and head outside to enjoy…
      4. Pubs
        Historic buildings, cosy fires, sunny gardens – and of course excellent beer and food.
      5. Restaurants
        Specialist seafood restaurants, delicious vegetarian dishes, heart-warming pasta and authentic world food.
      6. Vineyards
        You're in wine country here, and it'd be almost rude not to sample an award-winning vino or two.
      Moated castle

      12 Things to See and Do in 1066 Country

      In our latest guest blog post we hear from Em Luxton, a champion of solo female travelling, who shares twelve of her best recommendations for 1066 Country.

      Stay

      Hastings & 1066 Country is home to some of Sussex’s finest coast and countryside including the famous historic site on which the Battle of Hastings was fought. Whether you're looking for a hotel, B&B, self-catering property or nights spent camping under the stars, we've got something for you.

      1. Hotels
        Country houses, smugglers' inns, spa treatments and views to die for. Let us put you up in style.
      2. Bed & breakfasts
        Experience the hospitality of 1066 Country in our beautiful B&Bs. Modern boutiques, historic farm houses and restored rectories await.
      3. Camping and Glamping
        Riverside camping, wild glamping, cute little shepherd's huts and gypsy caravans – so many options for sleeping out.
      4. Holiday parks
        With playgrounds, swimming pools and activities on site, these holiday parks are great for a family stay.
      5. Self catering
        Do you prefer to be independent and self-contained on holiday? Have one of these properties all to yourself.
      6. Special offers
        Looking to get more out of your trip? Take a look at our latest offers.
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