A friend of mine has recently moved from the wilds of Yorkshire to the more civilised seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex. Best known for the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Hastings has for centuries been an important fishing port and is famous for its pier and its glorious beaches. All I know is my friend really loves it and I can’t wait to visit him in his new home.
We’re not going away again this year, we’d love to go down and visit him and it’d be nice to have a small staycation later in the summer if we can, so why not do both. It was with this in mind that I set to work googling.
I was surprised and pretty delighted to find that Hastings is home to a vineyard where you can tour and have a tasting. Not to mention a Blue Reef Aquarium for the small boy to explore, as well as a castle and of course, who could visit Hastings and not visit the site of the famous battle? 1066 and all that.