A cultural hub on the South Coast, Hastings and its surrounds offer a number of attractions to keep you busy during your stay...
Kino-Teatr St Leonards
43-49 Norman Road
St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN38 0EQ
+44 (0)1424 457830
Kino-Teatr is an independent cinema theatre attached to the BakerMamonova Art Gallery and Restaurant.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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
Grade one listed modernist building housing a contemporary art gallery and auditorium.
Tenterden Wine Trail takes in world-class vineyards and a micro brewery. Do as much or as little as you like.