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  1. Things to do in 1066 Country
    Ancient settlements meet modern lifestyles, sparking a vibrant culture with so much to see and do.
  2. What’s on
    There's loads happening in 1066 Country – from theatre to music to children's activities. Find out what's on here.
  3. Food and drink
    The freshest fish, the best vineyards in England, and a wonderful array of healthy produce – eat with us.
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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.

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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. Sport
    Enjoy a spot of golf, glorious cycle routes, and plenty of adrenalin-pumping watersports.
  2. Discover
    Visit fairytale castles, gaze at the stars through giant telescopes, or get cultural in our museums and galleries.
  3. Outdoors
    Beaches, gardens and beautiful walks – there's so much to enjoy in the great outdoors.
  4. Family
    Adventure parks, water sports, castles and beaches – there's loads to do for children both young and old.
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    Want to be inspired? Let us make some suggestions – choose from brave, hidden or quirky.
  1. Bexhill Festival of the Sea
    A brilliant weekend event next to the De La Warr Pavilion highlighting local produce and seafood cuisine, as well as marine and wildlife conservation, live music – and a Guinness World Record attempt for Largest Gathering of Mermaids.
    1. 7 Sep 20198 Sep 2019
  2. Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival
    The Seafood and Wine Festival shows the best of life by the sea. Indulge in a mouth-watering weekend of delicious seafood and luscious wines at this spectacular festival, with cooking demos, children's entertainment and lots of live music.
    1. 14 Sep 201915 Sep 2019
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999

What's On

Looking for something to do in 1066 Country? We’ve plenty to keep you entertained during your stay. Here are some upcoming highlights, or see the full listings here.

  1. Now in its 8th year, Rye Jazz is welcoming the fantastic Richard Thompson and Beverley Knight.
    1. 27 Aug 2017
    2. 24 Aug 201926 Aug 2019
  2. An immersive, child-centric arts festival, full of hands-on creative activities and workshops.
    1. 23 Aug 2019
  3. Free ballroom dance performance on Hastings Stade with music by Simply Swing.
    1. 24 Aug 2019
  4. A unique opportunity to explore the streets of the Antient Cinque Port of Rye with the official Town Crier as your guide.
    1. 28 Sep 2019
    2. 12 Oct 2019
    3. 26 Oct 2019
    4. 31 Oct 2019
    5. 2 Nov 2019
    6. 2 Nov 2019
    7. 30 Nov 2019
    8. 6 Dec 2019
    9. 21 Nov 2019
    10. 28 Nov 2019
  5. The theme for third Hastings Pride is 'heroes'. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our differences.
    1. 25 Aug 2019
  6. © Ed Brown
    Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and spectacle of medieval England.
    1. 24 Aug 201926 Aug 2019
  7. Free outdoor performances on Saturdays on the Stade Open Space in Hastings.
    1. 1 Jun 201931 Oct 2019
  8. A celebration of writing and writers, featuring workshops, talks, interactive sessions and more.
    1. 30 Aug 20191 Sep 2019
  9. A fascinating tour of Hastings Old Town and its hidden twittens and cat creeps.
    1. 2 Jul 201914 Oct 2019
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  10. John Cole's photographic portrayal of the men and women of Britain's oldest beach-launched fishing community.
    1. 15 Jun 201927 Oct 2019

Upcoming highlights

  1. Rye Arts Festival
    A packed fortnight of opera, classical and contemporary music, drama, walks, authors, performers and artists.
    1. 14 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Food & Drink

  1. Webbe's at the Fish Cafe
    Webbes at the Fish Café in Rye is a lively and vibrant restaurant that is located in a four-storey converted…
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    2. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    3. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
  2. Eggs to Apples
    An award winning farm shop and café showcasing the best in fresh, local produce – from vegan cakes and…
    1. 1 Jan 201731 Jan 2018
    2. 1 Jan 201831 Jan 2019
    3. 1 Jan 201931 Jan 2020
  3. The Bell In Ticehurst
    On the face of it The Bell is a quintessentially English pub but poke your head through its welcoming doors…
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    2. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
Reasons to visit Rye

Reasons to visit Rye

Rye in East Sussex is a picture perfect English town with cobbled streets, a thriving market and a colourful history. If you need a reason to visit – read on…..

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.

  1. Swallowtail Hill
    Swallowtail Hill offers a beautiful setting in which to spend a deeply relaxing holiday safe in the knowledge that its impact on the environment will be absolutely minimal.
    1. 1 Jan 201431 Mar 2014
    2. 1 Apr 201431 Oct 2014
    3. 1 Nov 201431 Mar 2015
    4. 1 Jan 201631 Jan 2016
    5. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    6. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  2. Anne's House
    Newly opened, Anne’s House is a stylish and comfortable bed and breakfast in the heart of Hastings.
    1. 1 Oct 201831 Dec 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    3. 1 Oct 201931 Dec 2019
  3. The George in Rye
    1. 1 Jan 201331 Dec 2013
    2. 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    3. 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015
    4. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    5. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    6. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    7. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
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