Places to stay in Hastings
Two points of interest dominate the character of the bustling East Sussex town of Hastings – the sea and 1066. One of the medieval Cinque Ports, Hastings has long had a close relationship with the ocean, and although its fishing industry has declined, it still has Europe's largest beach-launched fishing fleet.
As for the Norman Conquests, Hastings is not the actual location of the famous battle in 1066. That exact spot is just a few miles down the road at Battle Abbey. However, its legacy still colours the entire town. The remains of William the Conqueror's first English castle still stand today, though centuries of warfare and erosion have taken their toll.
Hastings is the perfect base for you to discover the beautiful coastlines and fantastic country walks including the 1066 walks. There are a number of festivals and events that take place throughout the year including the Old Town carnival and a wonderful bonfire parade to mark the end of Hastings week. The B&B hotels here have combination of en-suite bedrooms, standard rooms, and rooms with private facilities.
In common with all UK hotels, their blend of magnificent accommodation, fantastic service, fine dining and Spa and Health Club facilities located a short walk away make it the perfect venue for a getaway, a business conference or a wedding party. Some luxury hotels offer Spa which is a state of the art facility offering a range of exclusive treatments and the uniquely indulgent treat of its private outdoor hot tubs.
Today the town offers a range of attractions for the short break visitor looking for what to do in Hastings. From Britain's steepest funicular, to the meandering alleyways of the Old Town, it's a great place to explore for a few days.