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Hastings is a seaside resort which caters for the day or weekend tripper. It has 3 miles of shingle beach and promenade complete with cycle track.


- White Rock Theatre
- The Stade Amusement Park & Boating Lake
- East & West Hill Lifts
- St Clements Caves


Road – The A21 trunk road from London joins the A259 south coast trunk road at Hastings

Rail – The town is served by two railway stations, Hastings and Ore. There is one line from Charing Cross and London Bridge, via Tunbridge Wells; and another from Victoria, via Eastbourne.

Brief History

There is evidence of Bronze and Iron Age settlements in parts of the town, notably on the East and West Hills.

The town and port of Hastings was probably founded in the 8th century when a tribe of Saxons, known as Haestingas (Haestas People) settled there.

Hastings was made a member of the Cinque Port Confederation by Edward the Confessor in 1050.

Famous People

John Logie Baird – Pioneer of television
Catherine Cookson - Author
Richard D’Oyly Carte – Impresario for Gilbert & Sullivan light operas
John Digweed – Radio DJ
David Gemmell - Author
Sophia Jex-Blake – Feminist & founder of
Paul Merton – Comedian & TV presenter
Grey Owl (Archie Belaney) -
Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock – Former footballer
Robert Tressell – Author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
Paula Yates – TV presenter

Approximate Population

84,000 (including St Leonards)

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

The Stade, Old Town, Hastings TN34 1EZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1424 781 111

Suggested Links

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Hastings Net Huts
Hastings Net Huts

Hastings Old Town
Hastings Old Town

Hastings Town Centre
Hastings Town Centre

East Hill Cliff Railway
East Hill Railway



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