In historical terms, Hastings can claim fame through its connection with the Norman conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. Hastings was, for centuries, an important fishing port; although nowadays less important, it still has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England. The town became a watering place in the 1760s, and then, with the coming of the railway, a seaside resort.
The attraction of Hastings as a tourist destination continues; although the number of hotels has decreased, it caters for wider tastes, being home to internationally-based cultural and sporting events, such as chess and running. It has set out to become "a modern European town" and seeks to attract commercial business in the many industrial sites round the borough.
Local authority: East Sussex County Council
OS Grid Reference: TQ811094
Hastings (Queens Square)
Tourist Information Centre
Phone 01424 451 111
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Situated 5 minutes’ walk from Hastings seafront and pebble beach, Phoenix Guest House offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Details...
Situated in the centre of historic Hastings, Number 46 is just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and main train and bus station. Details...
Grosvenor Guest House is located in the centre of Hastings within 5 minutes’ walk of the beach and the town’s railways station. The prorperty offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Located on the A21, it has direct links to London via the M25. Details...
Senlac Guest House is located in the centre of Hastings, 5 minutes’ walk from the rail station. Hastings Old Town and the famous 1066 battlefield are a 10-minute drive away. Details...
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Millifont Guest House offers accommodation in Hastings, 22 km from Eastbourne. Each room includes a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair... Details...
This unique French-Japanese guest house has a cosy and homely atmosphere, around 10 minutes' walk from the town centre and 15 minutes from Hastings Beach. The fun and relaxed Le Chateau Japonais offers indulgent, deep spa baths in each en suite... Details...
Blue Haven Cottage is set in a cul-de-sac in the historic town of Hastings in Sussex. This cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, consisting of two lower ground floor king-size doubles, a first floor king-size room and a twin room, as well as a lower ground floor shower room and a bathroom. Details...
Secret Garden Cottage is a very well presented terraced cottage in a peaceful hilltop setting a mile from the beach in Hastings. The cottage has two double rooms and a single, a family bathroom, kitchen with dining area and a sitting room. Details...
Turnstones is a comfortable detached bungalow, accessed via a flight of steps, on the outskirts of Hastings. The cottage has two double bedrooms, and also a shower room with shower, basin and WC. Details...
Woodlands is a modern, luxury studio apartment adjoining the owner's home in the popular resort of Bexhill-on-Sea. With open plan studio accommodation including a double bed and a double sofa bed, up to four people can stay in comfort here. Details...
Seascape is an immaculately presented, superbly located, coastal cottage, situated in the traditional seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea, just along the coast from Hastings and can sleep six people. Details...
Fairview is a lovely semi-detached cottage in the the village of Pett near Hastings. This cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms, consisting of one double with en-suite shower room, a double and a single, as well as a family ground floor bathroom. Details...