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A part of the borough St Leonards is a seaside resort which caters, like Hastings, for the day or weekend tripper. It has 3 miles of shingle beach and promenade complete with cycle track.


Many well laid out gardens including: St Leonards Gardens, Warrior Square Gardens, Gensing Gardens and Markwick Gardens.


Road – The A21 trunk road from London passes through St Leonards towards Hastings.

Rail – The town is served by two railway stations, St Leonards (Warrior Square) and West St Leonards. There is one line from Charing Cross and London Bridge, via Tunbridge Wells serving both stations; and another from Victoria, via Eastbourne serving just St Leonards (Warrior Square).

Brief History

James Burton actually started building the new town of St Leonards in 1826 although the land was once owned and settled by the Levett’s, a family that arrived with William the Conqueror. There is evidence in the north of the town, at Beauport Park, of ironworking which was carried out from Roman times until the Middle Ages.

Famous People

Henry Rider Haggard – Author
Gareth Barry – England international footballer
Michael Yardy – England international cricketer
Prince Ranier of Monaco – Attended Summerfields School
Joanna Lumley – Actress, attended St Mary’s School
Anthony Crosland – Labour Party MP
Robert Tressell – Author
James Burton – The founder of St Leonards

Approximate Population

84,000 (grouped with Hastings)

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

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

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