"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 Wednesday 13 December


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 93%
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Chance of rain 50%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 89%
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Chance of rain 64%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 998
Humidity 86%
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Chance of rain 72%
Max temp. 10°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 994
Humidity 86%
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Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 7°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 995
Humidity 84%
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Chance of rain 84%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 993
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
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