"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"


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

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Things to see and do in and around Hastings

  • Clambers Indoor Soft Play Centre
  • Clambers Play Centre
  • Battlezone Laser Hastings
  • Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
  • Hastings Castle and 1066 Story
  • Alexandra Park
  • Hastings Adventure Golf
  • East Hill Cliff Railway
  • A Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves
  • Old Town Hall Museum
  • Curious About Hastings
  • Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings
  • Shipwreck Museum
  • Fishermans Museum
  • Fishermen's Museum
  • Shipwreck Heritage Centre
  • Underwater World, Hastings
  • Smugglers Adventure
  • Cliff Railways
  • Pebsham Equestrian Centre
  • 1940's swing dance
  • Carr Taylor Wines Ltd
  • Bexhill Museum of Costume and Social History
  • Jumbos
  • Bexhill Leisure Centre
  • Egerton Park
  • Bexhill Museum
  • Broad Oak Park

Tourist Information

Hastings (Queens Square)
Tourist Information Centre
Queens Square
Priory Meadow
East Sussex
TN34 1TL

Phone 01424 451 111
Email hic@hastings.gov.uk

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Forecast for Saturday 22 September


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 76%
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Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 66%
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Chance of rain 60%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 71%
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Chance of rain 93%
Max temp. 13°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 87%
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Chance of rain 97%
Max temp. 14°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 91%
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Chance of rain 80%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 92%
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