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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.

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. Visit the True Crime Museum with your pooch for free!
    1. 15 Jan 2022
  2. a coloured and pastel and watercolour artwork with silhouettes of female figures
    Artist Support Pledge is moving from our screens and onto the real life gallery walls at Hastings Contemporary.
    1. 25 Nov 202117 Apr 2022
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  3. Two people with bin bags on a beach litter picking.
    Become a litter picking hero and save the marine environment.
    1. 19 Jan 2022
  4. A poster for Under the Radar, a Hastings Fat Tuesday monthly music event.
    Hastings Fat Tuesday presents a new monthly night hosted by BBC Introducing.
    1. 29 Oct 2021
  5. photograph of illuminated outdoor exhibition.
    As darkness falls, Bexhill comes alive with light.
    1. 29 Jan 2022
  6. a photograph of a cookery classroom with a teacher, CJ Jackson, in the front, rows of backs of heads.
    Would you like to cook more fish at home and have the confidence to know how to make the most of locally caught seafood?
    1. 9 Feb 2022
    2. 16 Mar 2022
    3. 20 Mar 2022
    4. 13 Apr 2022
    5. 15 Dec 2021
    6. 12 Jan 2022
  7. a close up of fish scales
    Another chance to participate in our popular Catch of the Day course.
    1. 8 Nov 2021
    2. 27 Sep 2021
  8. Drawing of a woman with blond hair and black jacket, against a pink background
    Iconic St. Leonards-based artist, model, and muse, Sue Tilley, curates Together We Draw.
    1. 20 Jan 20225 Jun 2022
  9. Hastings International Piano Competition
    With a first prize of £15,000, the competition gives six finalists the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    1. 24 Feb 20225 Mar 2022

Upcoming highlights

  1. photograph of illuminated outdoor exhibition.
    As darkness falls, Bexhill comes alive with light.
    1. 29 Jan 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.
'Tis the Season to shop local…

'Tis the Season to shop local…

This year, more than ever, we want to shop local. That's why we've rounded up a few of our favourite independent stores across 1066 Country to offer some festive inspiration.

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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