Things to do in Hastings
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Hastings Activities & Things To Do
Looking for a UK destination that features sun, sea and history? Well then look no further than Hastings. The East Sussex town is most famously known as the battleground for The Battle of Hastings in 1066, however it is far more tranquil there these days, with it being known as one of Britain’s best seaside resorts. With an abundance of museums, shops, bars, historical landmarks and seaside activities, you definitely won’t get bored in this lovely town.
Getting to Hastings
If you are planning to get to Hastings by car, you will either have to take the A21 trunk road from London or the A259 coastal route.
Alternatively, there are four train stations in the area which you can travel to. These are West Street St. Leonard’s Station, St. Leonard’s Warrior Square, Hastings and Ore. These stations have easy accessible routes from a number of locations such as London, Brighton and Ashford.
National Express also runs a coach service from London, under the 023 route.
What’s on & when to go?
There are an endless number of events taking place in Hastings all year round, which means you can visit it at pretty much anytime and not find yourself looking for something to watch or do.
Such events include the Jack-in-the-Green Festival, which involves a huge parade across the May Day bank holiday weekend. A Maydayrun is also held over this weekend, which sees thousands of motorbikes make the 55-mile trip from South London to Hastings.
In August, Hastings Old Town Week takes place, which is an exciting event involving concerts street parties, charity race and Morris dancing. Whilst, the Seafood and Wine Festival is held in September, as is the Coastal Currents - a month-long arts event.
See a piece of history first-hand by heading on over to Hastings Castle which was built a few days after The Battle of Hastings by William of Normandy. Other landmarks on offer in the town include the St. Clements Caves where you can learn all about the history of smuggling in the south coast of England as well as four different museums, including the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.
An abundance of parks are also available in the area as well as the White House Theatre for comedy, dance and music shows. Meanwhile those who want to shop will find over 56 shops on offer at the town’s Priory Meadow Shopping Centre. Sporty types can also check out a football match played by Hastings United at their pitch The Pilot Field, watch American football squad, the Hastings Conquerors.
Those who are looking for a fine dining experience in Hastings should head over to the Pier Nine at the Zanzibar Hotel. This upmarket restaurant has a Victorian elegance to it, as well as a tempting menu and beach view.
You can also try Romans Bar & Grill if you are looking for something a little simpler, but just as yummy, while Lucky restaurant on Cornwallis street is perfect for those wanting Chinese and Cantonese food.
After you’ve eaten why not head over to Porters Wine Bar at the bottom of the high street to enjoy some vino and live jazz music, or Walkers for some cocktails. Those who want to dance in to the early hours should also visit West Exit nightclub to experience the top-class sound system.