1066 Country East Sussex

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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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Bexhill Festival of the Sea

Bexhill Festival of the Sea

Delicous locally sourced food with seafood cooking demonstrations. Lots of live music and entertainment including a ticketed concert by Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie on the Saturday evening. A Guinness World Record attempt - the largest gathering of...

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Antiques Roadshow at Battle Abbey

Antiques Roadshow at Battle Abbey

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team will be filming at Battle Abbey, Battle near Hastings on Tuesday 9 July. The team consists of leading authorities on arts and antiques and offer free valuations of your family heirlooms and car boot sale...

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Sussex Street Food Festival. Hastings Old Town

Sussex Street Food Festival. Hastings Old Town

The Sussex Street Food Festival will take place on The Stade in Hastings, East Sussex with a mouth watering array of delicious food and refreshing drinks this Bank Holiday weekend. The festival will open to visitors from 12 noon until 10pm on Saturday,...

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Jack in the Green May Day Festival. Hastings

Jack in the Green May Day Festival. Hastings

The annual Jack in the Green Festival in Hastings starts this Friday. The festival lasts all weekend and attracts thousands of visitors to the seaside resort. The event includes the best local music, historic cultural events, and is filled with...

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Battle Abbey Easter Adventure. Battle

Battle Abbey Easter Adventure. Battle

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail around the Battle Abbey Grounds. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to...

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Grand Art Sale. St Leonards on Sea

Grand Art Sale. St Leonards on Sea

This exciting new show gives you the opportunity to buy artwork by Hastings Arts Forum members at a affordable prices. Exhibiting artists include: Peter Clarke, Marybeth Haas, Robin Holtom, Heinz Kalkbremer, Alex Leadbeater, Jess Levine, Sharon Moore, John...

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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.

Food and Drink Events

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.

Day Trip Events

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