Hastings is known for its connection with the Norman Conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. The iconic landmarks include the castle on its sandstone cliffs, and Hastings Pier. Hastings is full of visitor attractions from museums to amusement arcades.
Places to visit:
A great family day out full of surprises; why not step back in time through the mysterious tunnels and caverns to discover the dark secrets of the smugglers. 20 minutes walk from Hastings station.
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve
The Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve has over 267 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland together with 3 miles of dramatic cliffs and coastline. 25 minutes by bus 20 from Hastings station.
In ruins now, the first of the Norman castles built in England sprouted on a western hill overlooking Hastings, around 1067. The fortress was unfortified by King John in 1216 and was later used as a church. 10 minutes walk from Hastings station.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Situated at the end of Rock-A-Nore Road in Hastings historic old town, the Blue Reef Aquarium is great visit whatever the weather. The displays will take you on an undersea tour; from the British coastline to faraway tropical reefs and lots more in between. 20 minutes walk from Hastings station.