England, East Sussex, Hastings, The Old Town Fisherman's Museum and East Hill

Hastings and Battle

The ancient Cinque Port of Hastings is where the story of the Norman Conquest of 1066 unfolds. William the Conqueror and his soldiers established their first base here as they launched their invasion of Saxon Britain.

Wander among the fishing boats on the Stade – an ancient fishing beach used by generations of local fishermen. See the unique Net Shops, the Fishermen’s Museum, the Shipwreck Museum or the Aquarium.  Discover modern British art at the Jerwood Gallery. Explore the Old Town with its artisan shops.  Visit Smugglers Adventures or just enjoy the delights of a typical English seaside town and the freshest fish and chips money can buy!

Visit nearby Battle Abbey – where the famous 1066 Battle of Hastings actually took place. Discover more about this key event in English history and enjoy the picturesque ruins of one of the finest monastic foundations in England – said to have been funded by William the Conqueror himself.

There is so much to discover in 1066 country!

Hastings and Battle Guides

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