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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, shop and find visitor information.

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Things to do

Get physical with glorious cycle routes and adrenalin-pumping watersports, discover fairytale castles, ancient relics and contemporary artwork, head outdoors to our forests, beaches and gardens, or enjoy a fun-filled family day out exploring an adventure park, braving the smugglers' caves, or getting up-close with the local wildlife. Spoilt for choice? Let us surprise you.

  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. Summer holidays
    Find out what's happening for children this summer - you won't need to listen to a single 'I'm boooored'!
  2. Outdoors
    Beaches, gardens and beautiful walks – there's so much to enjoy in the great outdoors.

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. Street party in Hastings Old Town, East Sussex
    A week-long programme of events celebrating Hastings Old Town.
    1. 30 Jul 20218 Aug 2021
  2. Battle Festival 2021 poster
    BATTLE FESTIVAL is a firm fixture on South East England's cultural calendar, winning public and critical acclaim. The Festival stages performances in iconic settings and attracts world-class performances and audiences to 1066 Country.
    1. 24 Jul 20218 Aug 2021
  3. Farm Feasts at Charles Palmer Vineyards
    JOIN US this summer for an evening of Feasting, Friends and Frivolity, a celebration of the best farm to table produce, glass in hand at the beautiful Charles Palmer Vineyards. Select Fridays until 29th October 2021.
    1. 30 Jul 202129 Oct 2021
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  4. Poster for Hastings Reggae Festival
    The day is finally arriving! the festival we have been hoping to throw since 2020 before the pandemic stopped us in our tracks. NOW it is almost time to spread our wings, leave lockdown in the past and unite TOGETHER at THE OVAL, Hastings, for a full day of REGGAE music.
    1. 31 Jul 2021
  5. Stables Theatre show poster
    Events leading up to Hasting's Pride Festival hosted by the Stables Theatre.
    1. 25 Jul 202115 Aug 2021
  6. A photograph of greek takeaway food. There are four pitta wraps folded in paper in a row, against a blue backdrop.
    For a second year running, we will have Happy Go Souvlaki here serving up delicious Greek Street Food!
    1. 3 Aug 2021
    2. 10 Aug 2021
    3. 17 Aug 2021
    4. 24 Aug 2021
    5. 31 Aug 2021
  7. colourful sushi platter
    A fabulous new evening cookery event where you will learn how to make Sushi and Sashimi whilst enjoying a few shots.
    1. 6 Aug 2021
  8. A day of free family fun by the sea in this beautiful East Sussex seaside Victorian resort town.
    1. 14 Aug 2021
  9. HPO poster
    The final concert of our season will be 'outdoor' and FREE OF CHARGE, performed on Saturday 14th August at the bandstand in Alexandra Park.
    1. 14 Aug 2021
  10. This year’s Rye Jazz and Blues Festival moves its operation to the seaside outside the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. This is in order to ensure a Covid-safe environment. Artists include Gabrielle, Mica Paris and Rumer.
    1. 26 Aug 202129 Aug 2021
  11. Cream teas with the alpacas at Fisherwood Farm
    Afternoon tea with our Alpacas. At Fisherwood Farm you get the opportunity to enjoy delicious food whilst immersed in nature and surrounded by friendly animals.
    1. 17 Apr 202131 Aug 2021
    2. 1 Sep 202130 Sep 2021
    3. 1 Oct 202117 Oct 2021

Upcoming highlights

  1. Battle Festival 2021 poster
    BATTLE FESTIVAL is a firm fixture on South East England's cultural calendar, winning public and critical acclaim. The Festival stages performances in iconic settings and attracts world-class performances and audiences to 1066 Country.
    1. 24 Jul 20218 Aug 2021

Food & Drink

With produce fresh from our fields, ocean and vineyards, here we celebrate honest, hearty food and drink. Get fed up in our cosy pubs, cool and cutesy cafés and top-notch restaurants, or head straight to the source for fantastic fish, micro breweries and beautiful vineyards

  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.
Thought map of summer holiday plan

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.

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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