National Express have several coach services to Hastings everyday from Victoria Coach Station. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours. Stagecoach buses also have services to nearby Ninfield, Hailsham, Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-sea. Hastings coach station is conveniently located on Queens Road in the centre of the town. There are local buses to destinations in and around Hastings and 24 hour taxi services operating just outside of the coach station.
Hastings is famous for the battle that took place in 1066 and changed England forever. This wonderful little seaside town and its surrounding area have many superb historical attractions for visitors to check out. Hastings Castle is at the edge of a cliff just above the old town's beach area. It was the first castle to be constructed in England prior to the Norman conquest. The castle is a ruin, although the dungeons, chapel walls and the high archway with spiral staircase make the castle a must-see attraction. The Hastings Country Park extends from the edge of the town and contains 660 acres of glorious woodland glens and cliffs. It is considered to be an area of outstanding natural beauty. Alexandra Park extends from the centre of Hastings to St Leonards and is a beautiful 109 Acre Grade II listed Victorian park with fabulous lakes and gorgeous landscaped gardens. There is wonderful woodland that begins at the northern end of the park. The Old Town is a part of the town that shouldn't be missed too. The beach here has a lively fishing community and a fantastic museum. The cobbled streets in the area have fantastic restaurants, independent shops and fun public houses. Hastings also has exciting nightlife with trendy bars, nightclubs and music venues. Not far outside of Hastings lies Battle abbey and the site of the 1066 battle that took place. It is easy to reach by local bus or by taking the train to Battle.
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