SandiCategory description - Castles, Day trip categories, General Interest Trips - Natural Habitats, Historical Places - Castles

hastingsHastings is a typical seaside resort, a shingle beach with an Old Town, fishing industry, lifeboat station and beach amusements, plus the new Jerwood Art Gallery.  The Victorian pier was burnt down but now houses a roost of starlings and is being rebuilt. 40 minute drive

Fairlight Glen                     FREE plus coach hire
Arrive for an invigorating morning’s walk through the fairytale setting of Fairlight Glen in Hastings Country Park with its picturesque sandstone landscape and views over Hastings and English Channel.  Visit an indoor attraction in the afternoon at Hastings before going home by coach. 50 mins drive. Please note that access through Ecclesbourne Glen is now closed due to land slips.

Hastings Attractions        £4.75 each, 1 adult free/10 +  minibus cost
Combined tickets possible, but we recommend  one option only.

  • Smugglers Adventure
    Explore St Clements Caves labyrinth, history of C18th smuggling with fun interactive exhibits, sound and light shows (Limited disabled access)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
    Marine nursery, shark tank, ray pool, good interpretation. (Wheelchair access) www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk
  • Hastings Castle & the 1066 story
    Audio-visual show within a siege tent. (Limited wheelchair access)    Gift shops, WC’s.