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Highlights in Hastings
- Historical England, Fascinating old town, Beaches and cliffs
- Historical war sites
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Hastings
Located on England’s south coast, Hastings has a multitude of attractions to suit all tastes. Choose a holiday letting right next to the beach for fast access to sandy fun, or in the old town for architectural beauty. If you’re looking for more tranquillity, head slightly out of town to holiday lettings situated in the lush, green countryside of High Weald.Beautiful old lettings
Holiday rentals in Hastings tend to be in attractive, old converted properties which are just the epitome of British charm. Expect tall windows and fabulous views, and pretty, ornate gardens to relax in. These lettings often come with large, comfortable and airy rooms making them a delightful place to stay. With easy access to all of the fascinating aspects of this wonderful town and its surroundings, no matter where you stay in Hastings you’ll be in for a real treat.
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The area and getting around
Hastings is less than an hour and a half hours’ drive from the Dover to Calais crossing. It’s also easily reached by rail from London or Brighton. Just behind the town is the stunning landscape of High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), highly protected and filled with signs of its ancient inhabitants. Hastings town itself has a fine high street but the really fascinating part of the town is its Old Town. A 15 minute walk from the centre of modern-day Hastings, you won’t want to miss this extraordinary, bohemian destination.The delights of Hastings’ Old Town
At Hastings Old Town you can expect the unexpected. This thriving space encourages innovation and new ideas, with a multitude of crafts and artisan shops offering gifts, food, art, toys, housewares and clothing. Treat yourself to a drink and a cake at one of the many independent cafes, and sit and watch the world amble by at leisure. Explore what the locals call ‘twittens’ – narrow, windy passageways, and see where your feet take you!
Travellers and activities
Of course, no one who knows anything about English history will fail to recognise the name of the famous battle named after the town of Hastings. Back in 1066, William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings and became the first Norman King of England, changing the course of history for the British Aisles. The town of Hastings and its surroundings (the battle wasn’t fought in the actual town) is a mecca for those wanting to immerse themselves in this fascinating part of England’s past.Hastings for families
There is so much for families to enjoy together in Hastings. Hastings beach is sandy in parts, especially when the tide is out, which is great fun for small children, and there is also a lovely promenade and pier. Children will also enjoy the Blue Reef Aquarium with its array of unusual sea-life and hands-on expositions. Spend a day on the tracks with the Hastings Miniature Railway, a small steam train, resplendent with whistles and chugs, which has been taking families on fun rides since 1948. Hop on for THE best way to travel down Hastings’ sea front.
Hastings now has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in Europe! And some great fish and chips!
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It’s hard to imagine the most life-changing of battles when standing in this peaceful field, but you can see the ridge where Harold’s troops stood at the battle.2. Stand in the ruins of Battle Abbey
Now just ruins of its former glory, there is still something hugely evocative about standing in the Abbey founded by William himself. If that’s not enough you can find the actual spot where King Harold is said to have been killed.3. Experience the chilling history of Battle Abbey
An unusual survivor, the ice house at Battle Abbey is still standing for visitors to see. Used to create delightful ice to enchant the wealthy and important guests, the ice house was a vital part of this important Abbey.4. Enjoy a visit to Hastings Castle
Hastings Castle was built by William the Conqueror, his first castle on English lands. The castle has a film which takes guests through its history, making it a great educational visit for the family.5. Spend time in the company of smugglers!
The thrilling, and sometimes scary stories of smugglers from the 18th century are shared with modern visitors to St Clements Caves near Hastings. Learn more about their dangerous and exciting profession with interactive displays and dramatic historical recreations.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Hastings
Hastings is one of the cheapest cities in the United Kingdom! An overnight stay here costs on average £120.18 per night.
According to our most recent historical data, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Hastings are January, February, and March, with average prices of £94.07, £102.59 and £108.32, respectively.
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Hastings was July, with an average price of £134.26 per night. This was followed by October, with an average of £130.29, and August, with £129.91.
In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Hastings, it is necessary to be proactive, as 71% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The months that offer the most accommodation options, on average, are January (with an availability of 49.5%), March (45.5%), and February (38.4%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The months with the lowest properties available in Hastings are, in order, August, September and October, with respective average availability figures of 12.8%, 13.75%, and 19.2%, based on data collected in 2020.
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