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What has been filmed in 1066 Country

Mr Holmes

Starring Ian McKellen.  Much filming took place in Winchelsea, Nr Rye.   Mr Holmes' residence was in Winchelsea, where he tended his bees!

Long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper's son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.

The Joy of Storage commerical from Ikea

Filmed in Hastings - seafront and Clive Vale area, early 2015.

In this advert Ikea focus on the joy that comes from giving the things you love a proper home.  Follow the flock of much-loved T-shirts as they go on an epic journey to find their home.

The new Scottish Widows commercial

Take a look at Mehdi's Story, which was shot at Judge's Bakery in Hastings' High Street.   Other views of Hastings are in the main commercial too!

The Monuments Men, directed by George Clooney

Monuments Men tells the story of a Second World War platoon consisting of seven museum directors, curators and art historians, tasked with crossing enemy lines into Germany in order to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners before the Nazis destroy the masterpieces.

George Clooney is united once again with producer and writer Grant Heslov for the first time since Oscar winner Argo alongside a cast that includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett and Dimitri Leonidas.

Scenes filmed at Camber Sands, Rye, Rye Harbour and Winchelsea

Monuments Men Official Trailer

Monuments Men Facebook

The Invisible Woman

Watch the trailer

Felicity Jones - The Invisible Woman

Byzantium

Starring Gemma Atherton, Saoirse Ronan and Jonny Lee Miller is Neil Jordan's sexy and stylish new film about mother and daughter vampires dealing with the pitfalls of eternal life.

Many scenes were shot in Hastings. Old Town, Beach and Country Park.

Byzantium was released on 31 May.

Byzantium

118 118 commercial

This commercial was filmed at St Leonards (cinema scene) and at Pett Level (bed scene)

Taste the Difference Sainsbury's Ad

During a very warm summer's day Jamie Oliver with 1000 tables came to Hastings to shoot the latest Sainsbury's commercial

Foyle's War (2002-2015)

As World War II rages on, criminals try to take advantage of the resulting chaos.  In Hastings, they aren't having much luck, thanks to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle.  Foyle battles the black market, profiteering and murder on the home front.  He is dogged in his pursuit of justice, honest to a fault and frequently underestimated by his opponents.  Together with his sergeant and his driver, Foyle wages his own war on crime.

The later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

Creator:  Anthony Horowitz

Stars:  Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell

Some locations used:  Swan Terrace, Croft Road, The Stade, The Net Huts, Royal Victoria Hotel, The Pier, Maze Hill and Hastings Castle

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Historic Itinerary

Historic Itinerary

Divide your day between the two major sites bound up with the history of the Norman Invasion - Battle and Hastings.  William marched first...