1066 Country Walk Sculpture - Far Banks Henge

1066 Country of Origin


  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. Book Experiences
    Bike hire? Watersports? Wine tasting? Book your next adventure in 1066 Country.
  2. A fun and exciting outdoor activity to explore the scenery of Rye Bay and all it has to offer.  Ours routes are full of pubs, restaurants, churches, beaches, arts and crafts, wine vineyards and even a castle or two.  Suitable for couples, families and groups and even doggies!

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. print of historic hastings with net huts in background and fishsellers
    Guides from the Old Hastings Preservation Society reveal the hidden histories of Hastings.
    1. 25 Aug 2022
    2. 10 Sep 2022
    3. 18 Aug 2022
    4. 11 Aug 2022
    5. 4 Aug 2022
    6. 14 Oct 2022
    7. 15 Oct 2022
    8. 6 Sep 2022
    9. 28 Jun 2022
    10. 5 Jul 2022
    11. 12 Jul 2022
    12. 19 Jul 2022
    13. 26 Jul 2022
    14. 2 Aug 2022
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    17. 23 Aug 2022
    18. 30 Aug 2022
    19. 13 Sep 2022
    20. 20 Sep 2022
    21. 27 Sep 2022
  2. A pop-up wine, seafood and sea shanty event at Charles Palmer Vineyards.
    1. 10 Jul 2022
    2. 14 Aug 2022
    3. 28 Aug 2022
    4. 18 Sep 2022
    Out-of-this-world fun at The Observatory Science Centre.
    1. 30 Jul 2022
  4. Fordwich Arms Pop-Up at Gusbourne
    A celebration of Kent with this four-course experience at Gusbourne's beautiful wine estate.
    1. logo for Hastings Midsummer fish festival
      Two days of tasty food and drink, live music, cooking demos & kids' activities at The Stade, Hastings.
      1. 25 Jun 202226 Jun 2022
    2. knights in armour fighting with swords
      Rival Knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at the Battle Abbey.
      1. 25 Jun 202226 Jun 2022
    3. photograph by bob mazzer man on train platform blowing a horn instrument
      Visit Bob Mazzer's retrospective at Hastings Museum with the photographer himself.

      Upcoming highlights

      1. giant blue painted rubber duck by pond at alexandra park hastings
        Hastings and Bexhill seem to have gone absolutely quackers this summer.
        1. 24 Jun 20225 Sep 2022

      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.
      It's English Wine Week! 🥂

      It's English Wine Week! 🥂

      As it’s English Wine Week, we thought we’d throw a spotlight on 1066 County’s finest vineyards so you can start planning your summer visit.


      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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