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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. Your 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
    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.
  1. Autumn
    There’s no better place to experience the turn of the seasons than 1066 Country...
  2. Christmas Inspiration
    Why not treat loved ones to an imaginative experience this year, vouchers for a favourite restaurant, or a handmade local gift?

What's On

Looking for something to do in 1066 Country? 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. Below are some upcoming highlights, or see the full listings here.

  1. Join in Bexhill's magical Christmas festivities and watch the lights come on by the sea.
    1. 3 Dec 2021
  2. an illustration of a family playing with snowballs on ice.
    Explore Battle Abbey with English Heritage's family-friendly Christmas adventure quest.
    1. 27 Nov 202128 Nov 2021
    2. 4 Dec 20215 Dec 2021
    3. 11 Dec 202112 Dec 2021
    4. 18 Dec 202119 Dec 2021
    5. 26 Dec 20212 Jan 2022
  3. a close up of Father christmas with blurred fairly lights in the background.
    Experience the winter magic first-hand at Drusillas Park this year!
    1. 20 Nov 202123 Dec 2021
  4. Christmas Fair and Artist Talk at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
    In celebration of our current exhibition, A British Museum Spotlight Loan Crossings: community and refuge, The Refugee Buddy Project will be hosting their annual Christmas fair at the museum. Last chance too to see the exhibition. This event is free. Please book a free ticket (general admission) via www.hmag.org.uk to attend the Christmas Fair. For the lecture you will need to register separately. Please see our website for details.
    1. 4 Dec 2021
    2. 4 Dec 2021
  5. Cast of Mr Fezziwig's Christmas murder mystery
    It is 1843 and Mr Fezziwig is holding his annual Christmas Party in the splendour of a candlelit Michelham Priory. Jacob Marley is guest of honour for the evening but as other Dickensian characters arrive Mr Marley goes missing - who might be responsible for his disappearance?
    1. 4 Dec 2021
  6. Pashley’s shop will be open for 11 days in winter for Christmas shopping, packed with a wide selection of high quality gifts and cards.
    1. 25 Nov 20215 Dec 2021
  7. mince pies
    Our last cookery school of the year and it's all about Christmas. A day of treats and ideas for the festive season!
    1. 7 Dec 2021
  8. Christmas tree painting.
    Join us for a wonderful celebration of Christmas music.
    1. 18 Dec 2021
  9. Meet Santa this Christmas at the Kent & East Sussex Railway!
    1. 4 Dec 202124 Dec 2021

Upcoming highlights

  1. Christmas Inspiration
    Why not treat loved ones to an imaginative experience this year, vouchers for a favourite restaurant, or a handmade local gift?

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.

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. Under the stars
    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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