Day Trips

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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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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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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Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary

Opened in 2012 Hastings Contemporary, was formerly was known as the Jerwood Gallery. It features modern and contemporary art of many different types but with a focus on painting. The gallery has a strong reputation and runs regular exhibitions. You can...

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