Situated in the heart of 1066 country, visit Battle Abbey & see the ruins. The town of Battle also has some galleries, tea shops & antique shops. The town of Hastings, is not only the home to the first castle that William the Conqueror built, but also hosts many festivals & events including classic car & motor rallies, Jack in the Green in May, the Hastings Seafood, Wine festival & bonfire night processions. Guests can also visit the Whispering Dungeons, the once magnificent Eastern Gateway or see one of the richest displays of shipwrecks at low tide, where more can be discovered at the Shipwreck Heritage Centre. There is also a preserved Old Town & where a strong arts community thrives, such as the Jerwood Art Gallery housing 20th & 21st century British art. Relive the dangers that faced the Hastings smugglers & tour the labyrinth of tunnels at St Clements Caves. Beach 1 1/2 miles. Shop, pub & restaurant 1/4 mile.