There are many stunning locations to visit in the south of England, and Hastings is always a popular choice. Since it gained worldwide fame as the location for one of the most well-known battles in 1066, Hastings has attracted visitors from across the world to enjoy the scenery, history and attractions the town has to offer.
Travel by coach to Hastings and you’ll feel pampered and relaxed as you arrive at your destination. Coach travel is the epitome of luxury; you have convenient pick-up and drop-off stops, there’s always room for your luggage and souvenirs, and the seating is guaranteed to be comfortable from embarkation to arrival.
Here are 5 very good reasons to book your trip to Hastings with us.
1. Hastings Country Park
Hastings Country Park covers a huge area and gives you chance to walk, hike and stroll through ancient and unspoilt countryside. Take in a unique combination of cliff top views, beautiful panoramas, and the chance to see dozens of different breeds of birds among a landscape of ever-changing, seasonal colours. This retreat is the ideal place to go if you want to spend some quality time at one with nature, perhaps with a picnic over your shoulder.
2. The Old Town
If you want history, shopping and a plethora of places to eat and drink, Hastings’ historic Old Town is a must-see on your trip. As you walk through the winding alleys, you’ll discover historic buildings, museums, antique shops and some great places to have lunch or pass the time with a book. Allow yourself three or four hours to stroll around and see everything this part of town has to offer.
3. Pett Level Beach
No trip to Hastings is complete without a visit to the beach, and Pett Level will certainly leave you with happy memories of a stunning coastline you’ll want to return to time and time again. Stretching seven miles, these pristine, golden sands evoke memories of British seaside postcards and summer holidays you took as a child.
4. Many, many museums
Culturally, Hastings has something for everyone. The Hastings Museum and Art Gallery offers rich and varied collections, including displays of fossils and exhibitions showing Native American history. The Shipwreck Museum is a small but perfectly formed attraction which is free and well worth a visit once you hop off the coach. Our favourite, The Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, is a fantastic place to learn about life at sea. Experience traditions close hand, and learn how boats are landed in storm force gales, to really get an insight into life on a trawler.
5. Hastings Castle
Step back to a time where William the Conqueror ruled by visiting the castle he built in 1067, just a year after the Battle of Hastings. The ruin has stunning sea views and you can watch a film that tells of the events which led up to the famous battle.
Go by coach
Hastings is truly a family-friendly place to visit. There’s so much to see, and you can preserve your energy by taking the coach and skipping the traffic and parking stress. When you arrive refreshed, you’ll fall in love with Hastings and the myriad opportunities for fun, entertainment, culture and great food. Book your tickets with Mayday Travel today to ensure you take your next visit to Hastings with us this year.
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