Hastings is a town in East Sussex, England, most famous for the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This town is a home to the largest beach-launched fleet in Europe, the ruins of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror.
Hastings Castle located on a cliff top of the West Hill is a great part of English history from 1066 to modern days. The savage storms of the 13th century brought chaos to Hastings, so the large parts of the castle fell into the sea.
The Old Town is a charming mix of beautiful houses, narrow streets, museums, fish market and famous local sunken ships.
Pevensey Bay is a beautiful and cozy old fishing village founded in 1600 as Wallsend, the end of the sea wall from Eastbourne.
Pevensey Castle has a history stretching back over 1700 years, beginning in the 4th century as one of the strongest Roman Saxon Shore forts, two-third of whose towered walls still stand. Its impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula surrounded by sea and salt marsh projecting from the mainland of the Sussex coast.
At the heart of Sussex lies an amazing town of Lewes (probably founded in 6th century), a mixture of medieval streets, old English churches, tiny alleyways. Lewes is also a market town of small independent retailers, bookshops, music shops.
Established in 1790 and handsomely rebuilt in 1880 by William Bradford. The only survivor of the town’s seven Victorian breweries.
M Hamid Star Pottery
Star Pottery was established in Lewes in 1989 and since then Mohamed Hamid and his students and associates produce a wide range on amazingly beautiful handmade items.
Castle was built soon after one of the great turning points in English history. It is more than 900 years old and one of the earliest Norman strongholds in England.
Ruins of 11th century monastery
Fortress dating back 200 years, was built to defend against Napoleon and was used in WWI and WWII.
Martello Tower Number 66
In the beginning of 19th century the British Empire feared a French invasion so 74 Martello towers were built along the Kent and Sussex coastlines from Folkstone to Seaford between 1805 and 1808.
The White Chalk Cliffs at Beachy Head were formed between 65 and 100 million years ago when the land was completely covered by the sea.
The light from the Beachy Head Lighthouse first shone on the 2nd October 1902.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
The hills and dips of the chalk cliffs between Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap all have names. The original Seven Sisters now count as eight due to erosion dividing two of the hills.
The view of the white cliffs just makes you feel so amazed!
There is also a lighthouse built on the hill, the light from which first shone on the 11 October 1834.
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