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Jo Whiley 90’s Anthems at the DLWP Bexhill-on-Sea

Jo Whiley 90’s Anthems at the DLWP Bexhill-on-Sea

Jo Whiley plays all the greatest tracks from one the best decades for UK pop music in the one day outdoor festival on the DLWP’s West Lawn. Enjoy tracks from Blur​, ​Oasis​, ​Fatboy Slim​, ​Primal Scream​, ​The Verve​, ​The Chemical Brothers​, ​Faithless​, ​The Prodigy​ and much more.

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Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

The annual 2022 Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green takes place in the historic seaside town of Hastings this coming weekend. There are events from Friday, April 29 through to Monday, May 2 which are expected to attract thousands of people from all over the UK and...

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The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

Enjoy hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of the world famous Observatory Science Centre located in Herstmonceux, East Sussex. The interactive science centre has been located in the former home of The Royal Greenwich Observatory since 1995....

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Weekly St Leonards Farmers’ Market

Weekly St Leonards Farmers’ Market

St Leonards' first ever farmers' market launched on Friday 25th February 2022, in the outside yard at Tommy’s Pizzeria, from 10am-1pm and every week! Tommy’s Friday market has expanded to give you East Sussex reared meat from Pigsmith, Fresh fruit and seasonal...

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Hastings Cautiously Ready For Visitors

Hastings Cautiously Ready For Visitors

Hastings Borough Council is cautiously welcoming visitors to the town once again from 4 July 2020, providing they respect the town, and follow government guidance and social distancing. Kevin Boorman, manager of 1066 Country Marketing, the local private/public sector...

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The 2020 Hastings International Piano Festival

The 2020 Hastings International Piano Festival

This internationally renowned competition for young concert pianists gets underway in late February 2020. The festival is a ‘multi-genre celebration of the piano involving pop, classical, jazz and contemporary musicians with a programme of headline performances.

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Pevensey Courthouse Museum

Pevensey Courthouse Museum

Pevensey Courthouse Museum is an intriguing destination in the heart of 1066 country. From Tudor times until 1886 the building served as a courthouse with prison cells and an exercise yard. The building then served as the town hall. The prison cells were...

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Great Dixter House and Gardens

Great Dixter House and Gardens

Despite appearances Great Dixter is actually three houses. A mid-15th century house, an early 16th century house transported here in 1910 from Benenden Kent and a third combining the two completed in 1912 and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Christopher...

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The 1066 Story and Hastings Castle

The 1066 Story and Hastings Castle

Along with Pevensey and Dover, Hastings Castle was amongst the first motte-and-bailey castles built by William of Normandy in the immediate period following his invasion in 1066. It was originally a timber structure that he carried across the English...

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1066 Battle Abbey

1066 Battle Abbey

1066 has a strong claim to being the most famous date in these island's storied history. The invading Norman army under the leadership of William the Conqueror had landed at Pevensey a few miles west and set up base in nearby Hastings. King Harold's Saxon...

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Food and Drink

Spend your break discovering the great restaurants, pubs, cafes and food festivals that 1066 Country has to offer. There is an impressive array of delicious locally grown ingredients on the menus of Battle, Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea eateries. From an indulgent twist on the traditional afternoon tea to bustling food festivals that are held annually and last all weekend.

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Bars & Pubs

The many Bars and Pubs of Battle, Bexhill, Hastings, St Leonards and Rye boast a diverse range of national and locally crafted ales together with international lagers. You’ll have your pick of cosy traditional public houses set alongside beautiful countryside walks and hip bars in the heart of Hastings Old Town or bohemian St Leonards.

Arts & Culture

A strong varied visual, sound and performing arts scene flourishes across 1066 country. Festivals, exhibitions and events with contributions from renowned local, national and international creatives occur throughout the year in wonderful venues, galleries and outdoor settings. Stay informed as there will be something interesting for everyone happening somewhere.

Arts and Culture Events

Shows & Entertainment

You might expect to travel to London and Brighton to see some of the international and up and coming artists that are a staple of De La Warr Pavilion programme in Bexhill-on-Sea. But there are equally eye-catching entertainers at St Mary in the Castle, the Opus Theatre and the White Rock in Hastings. And with a fantastic home-grown music scence there are many many more smaller music venues that will vie to become your own personal favourite.

Shows and Entertainment.

Outdoor & Adventure

Naturally our coastline offers the watersports enthusiast a ready oppurtunity leave the stresses of the day job behind. Conditions are pretty close to ideal for sailing, SUP, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Following a windy spell you can even catch some pretty reasonable waves on your surfboard. Factor in some excellent walking, horse riding and cycling trails, golf courses and birdwatching locations too.

Day Trips

Park Farm Country Cottages are ideally located base from which to discover or re-visit your favourite towns, castles, houses and gardens that each tell the tale of our spectacular history. Battle and the 1066 story, Bexhill-on-Sea with its Edwardian grace, vibrant Hastings and and St Leonards are all within an ambitious hike. Eastbourne, Rye and Camber are all a comfortable drive away.

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