Set in the heart of the 1066 country, historical Hastings is one of the famous Cinque Ports along with nearby Battle and Rye. It is still one of the busiest active fishing ports in Europe and our beach launched fishing fleet continues to use traditional methods. Unique to Hastings, the original wooden fishing huts can still be found on the seafront.
William the Conqueror built the first Norman Castle on the West Hill above the town, whilst below the Castle you can find St Clements caves, which are thought to have been used by Smugglers.
Recently rejuvenated with Lottery Funding, Alexandra Park was opened in 1864 and is still going strong with many popular outdoor events taking place throughout the year. The boating lake and bandstand are outstanding features, along with beautiful landscaped gardens and sculptures.
The West Hill cliff railway will take you from the picturesque Old Town to the castle where a breathtaking view over the English Channel and the town can be seen. You will find the newly restored pier along the 3 miles of promenade with the White Rock Theatre. The pier was originally opened in 1872.
With many historical attractions, Hastings is still a busy seaside town with a modern shopping centre and striking new architecture to compliment the traditional buildings.