We spent a fortnight in Hastings during the summer of
1998. We camped at a site on top of a hill over looking
the town called Shearbarn. While we were there we visited
many places along the South Coast.
itself there is the remains of the Norman castle, which was one
of the first built in this country. Also there is what are
known as the smugglers caves which are found in the sandstone cliffs.
These are well worth a visit especially the entrance to them as
many figures and decorations have been carved out of the
There are two cliff railways which are still
operational in the town, if you have never tried this form of
transport and are not worried about heights I can really
recommend the thrilling experience of a ride up the hill side.
at one time was a thriving port but sadly over the centuries the
harbour silted up and disapeared.
There are many shops as you
would expect in a thriving seaside town, and lovely stone
beaches disappearing away into the English Channel.
lends its name to possibly the most famous and well known battle
that as taken place in these Islands. Ironically the
battle of Hastings was fought a few miles away from Hastings
itself, for more information on the battle please click HERE.
in all Hastings as much to offer the visitor, from nature
reserves, Historical attractions, shops, entertainment, to just
relaxing with an ice cream of the beach.
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