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  1. Adrenalin
    This is battle country - try your hand at target sports or live laser combat!
  2. Adventure parks
    Two fantastic adventure parks await your family, with exotic animals to meet and exciting activities to enjoy.
  3. Amusements
    No visit to the seaside is complete without spending all your 2p pieces trying to win a keyring.
  4. Beaches
    Camber is the undisputed king of beaches in this region, with its undulating white sand dunes and wide, shallow beach.
  5. Castles
    Six famous castles: soaring battlements, majestic moats, palatial piles and crumbling ruins.
  6. Cinemas
    Take your cinema experience to the next level at Kino Rye and Kino Teatr in St Leonards.
  7. Cycling
    Where to hire bikes, buy bikes, ride bikes and celebrate bikes in 1066 Country.
  8. Family
    Adventure parks, water sports, castles and beaches – there's loads to do for children both young and old.
  9. Galleries
    Four fantastic galleries bring major national and international artists to 1066 Country, through exhibitions and permanent collections.
  10. Gardens
    Lily-covered lakes, beautiful borders, a tulip festival and a national pinetum. Garden fans, you're in for a treat.
  11. Golf
    Whether you like your golf beachside, countrified or crazy, we have a course for you.
  12. Historic sites
    Beyond the famous battlefield, 1066 Country is rich in history – from giant steam pumps to literary inspirations.
  13. Museums
    To really get to know 1066 Country, a visit to its museums is a must. From shipwrecks to flowermaking, our history is here.
  14. Railways
    Travel back in time on the Kent & East Sussex Railway, puffing through the idyllic countryside between Tenterden and Bodiam.
  15. Shopping
    From antiques to boutiques, there's great shopping to be had in 1066 Country. Find out where to go.
  16. Teenagers
    Notoriously hard to impress, but who can resist gigantic telescopes, an underground skate park, or a laser battle?
  17. Theatre
    Comedy, plays and dance – visit our theatres and find out what's coming up.
  18. Vineyards
    You're in wine country here, and it'd be almost rude not to sample an award-winning vino or two.
  19. Walks
    In 1066 Country you’re never far from nature. The countryside is here to explore, the wild to discover.
  20. Water sports
    Canoeing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding and more. How do you like to get wet?
  21. Wildlife
    Kids love getting up close and personal with wildlife, whether at the zoo, aquarium or wildlife rescue centre.

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  3. Things to do in Battle
    Bustling boutiques, cosy cafes, a historic battlefield and a grand abbey set in prime walking country.
  4. Things to do in Bexhill
    Take in a show, gaze at the horizon, or go bargain hunting for retro, vintage and pre-loved goods.
  5. Things to do in Bodiam
    Climb the castle's turrets, ride the steam train, splash about on the river or take a superbly scenic walk.
  6. Things to do around Camber
    Building sandcastles, stand-up paddleboarding or kitesurfing - Camber is as adventurous as you are.
  7. Things to do in Hastings
    Soak up the feisty spirit of this alternative town with its twittens, caves, fishing boats and funiculars.
  8. Things to do around Herstmonceux
    Tour the castle, gaze at the skies, or let the kids get hands-on with scientific experiments.
  9. Things to do around Pevensey
    Explore the soaring battlements and damp dungeons of the castle, or sit in the dock at the Court House.
  10. Things to do in Rye
    Historic buildings, beautiful walks, a vineyard or two and excellent shopping.
  11. Things to do around Winchelsea
    Visit the Court Hall Museum, spend an afternoon at a vineyard, or admire the beautiful church.

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