Take a trip on the West Hill cliff railway and travel back in time at Smugglers Adventure – acres of underground caves and caverns, rich in history. Delve into the labyrinth of secret tunnels and discover the dangers and hardships faced by Sussex smugglers of the eighteenth century. Join notorious smuggler ‘Hairy Jack’ as he … more
The Museum has a collection covering 125 million years of history in Battle and the surrounding area. The fascinating displays include dinosaur footprints, artefacts from the Roman Bathhouse at Beauport Park, a Saxon battle-axe believed to be a unique relic of the famous Battle of Hastings (featured on Time Team), the World’s oldest effigy of … more
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is a captivating cultural institution nestled in the heart of Hastings, East Sussex, England. This museum and gallery showcase a diverse collection of exhibits that span a wide range of topics, offering visitors a fascinating glimpse into history, art, and natural sciences. The museum houses an impressive array of artifacts … more
Bateman’s was home to author Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to his death in 1936. His wife left the house to the National Trust on her death in 1939, and it has since been opened to the public. The house and grounds with working watermill are beautiful and very tranquil. As you walk around inside the … more
One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically above the moat. Enough of the interior survives to give an impression of castle life. There are spiral staircases and battlements to … more
A former fishermen’s church by old net shops, now a museum on local fishing with ship models, nets, old photographs and the Lugger ‘Enterprise’, built in 1912. An adjacent net shop may also be viewed, together with 4 more fishing boats which are displayed outside.