Places to visit

A cultural hub on the South Coast, Hastings and its surrounds offer a number of attractions to keep you busy during your stay...
  • The Beacon
    67-68 St Marys Terrace
    Hastings, East Sussex

    01424 431305
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    A family run business and arts hub on the West Hill

  • Kino-Teatr St Leonards
    43-49 Norman Road
    St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN38 0EQ

    +44 (0)1424 457830
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    Kino-Teatr is an independent cinema theatre attached to the BakerMamonova Art Gallery and Restaurant.

  • Jerwood Gallery
    Rock-a-Nore Road
    Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

    + 44 (0)1424 728377
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    The award-winning Jerwood Gallery is situated next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. The gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and an exhibition programme showcasing the best of modern and contemporary British art.

  • Batemans
    Bateman's Lane, Burwash, East
    Sussex, TN19 7DS

    01435 882302
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    Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling. Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century National Trust owned house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to this world-famous writer.

  • Pashley Manor Gardens
    Ticehurst Near Wadhurst
    East Sussex TN5 7HE

    01580 200888
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    Visit Pashley Manor Gardens, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to see Romantic English landscaping and artistic planting framed by fine old trees, fountains and ponds, with the unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house, which is a private family home, creating a memorable backdrop to the beautiful and dynamic gardens.

  • Great Dixter House and Gardens
    Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye
    East Sussex TN31 6PH

    01797 252878
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    Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

  • Rye
    East Sussex
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    Travelling westward across Romney Marsh, the distinctive outline of Rye can be seen in the distance. Once surrounded by sea, this fortified hilltop town played an important role in the defence of the south coast of England. These days, the river no longer harbours warships and is home to the local fishing fleet.

  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden
    Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook,
    Kent, TN17 2AB

    01580 710700
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    Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden. A National Trust Property.

  • Towner
    Devonshire Park, College Rd,
    Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4JJ

    01323 434670
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    Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England. Presenting major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art with a renowned collection of art from across the ages.

  • De La Warr Pavilion
    Bexhill on Sea, TN40 1DP

    01424 229111
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    Grade one listed modernist building housing a contemporary art gallery and auditorium.

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    Tenterden Wine Trail takes in world-class vineyards and a micro brewery. Do as much or as little as you like.