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    Historic Residences that Shaped the Monarchy

    The UK is renowned for its historic castles and royal residences – the most iconic naturally being Buckingham Palace. This summer, if you’re interested in viewing some of these landmarks across 1066 Country, here are some of the most influential residences that will conjure up images of monarchs and noblemen.

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    Summer holiday survival plan 2021

    Don’t panic! It's the beginning of the summer holidays and so far the weather doesn’t really seem to have got the memo. Come rain or shine, we’ve got some great suggestions for after the fridge has been emptied and the cereal boxes have all been repurposed as castles.

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    Ruff Guide to… Hastings

    Read all about Ernie the Westie’s  recommendations after his trip to Hastings with his two legged friend, Jenny Green. 

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    What changes from 17 May 2021

    Hurrah! It's that date we've all been waiting for – 17th May is confirmed as the day we can reopen hotels, B&Bs, indoor hospitality and indoor attractions. Here in 1066 Country we're delighted to be welcoming our visitors back. Here's a summary of what that means if you've been waiting to visit.

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    Rye in East Sussex – a perfect day out

    If you love half-timbered houses, steep, cobbled streets, ancient inns and rustic tea rooms then you’ll love the charming Cinque Ports town of Rye. This pretty medieval town sits in the beautiful East Sussex countryside just two miles away from the coast and is well worth a visit when exploring 1066 Country.

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    A staycation at Downash Wood Treehouses

    Downash Wood is a family retreat including treehouses and log cabins, created by a couple whose son dreamt of a treehouse in the woods. Stephen and Jane have spent the last three years building these unique and beautiful spaces for guests to enjoy, complete with king sized beds, hot tubs and cosy woodburners.

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  • Wooden henge sculptures on the 1066 Country Walk at Westfield. Sculptures by Keith Pettit, photo by Jim Holden.
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    1066 Country Walk sculptures take their place

    Installation has begun of the impressive oak sculptures that will be an integral part of a major makeover for a long-distance walk in East Sussex. The 31-mile 1066 Country walk, which begins at Pevensey, passes through Battle and ends at Rye, is being transformed into a major 1066 visitor attraction. Taking the Bayeux Tapestry as his theme, East Sussex sculptor Keith Pettit has spent months working on a series of large impressive wooden sculpture to mark key sites along the route.

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  • A History Filled Weekend in Hastings & 1066 Country
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    A History Filled Weekend in Hastings & 1066 Country

    When Visit Britain got in touch to take part in their Escape the Everyday campaign I was quite excited because so many of my favourite trips in the last few years have been local ones. The United Kingdom is such a gorgeous place; full of history and legends, cozy cottages and breath-taking landscapes. Visit Britain seemed well aware of my penchant for the old and charming as they packed me off to 1066 Country with a weekend in Hastings learning about smugglers, wandering through castles and cloisters.

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    Where to stay in 1066 Country

    A few weeks back we were invited over to England by VisitBritain, for the weekend to explore a bit of what 1066 Country has to offer. The region is best known for the Battle of Hastings which took place in 1066, hence the moniker! We stayed in several lovely hotels with some of the most charming rooms and ideal locations for exploring the region.

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    Discover Battle’s heritage and history through its sculpture trail

    Tucked away down Battle’s alleyways, in gardens and in secret corners of the town are a series of sculptures depicting the town’s history and heritage. The sculpture trail is one of three Battle Heritage Walking Trails supported by Lottery funding and created by the community of Battle. I’ve been a resident for over ten years and had no idea that the Battle sculpture trail existed so I headed into town to check it out, along with a few other of Battle’s gems. Read on to discover where Battle’s sculpture trail will lead you…

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