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1066 Country

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1066 Country
1066 Country is now recognised throughout the world as a leading brand of historical experience. Lying deep in the mysterious heart of the South East, one of the United Kingdom’s most beautiful regions, its spectacular coast and countryside are littered with relics and ruins from the Norman invasion. This rich history can be touched and tasted within the comforts of the towns and villages that give the area its extraordinarily welcoming reputation.

The thriving market town of Battle is home to the very spot where King Harold fell during the fateful conflict. The Edwardian seaside resort of Bexhill-on-Sea is the birthplace of British motor racing. The quiet village of Burwash hosts Rudyard Kipling’s house ‘Batemans’. Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet can be seen in Hastings & St Leonards. Herstmonceux is the perfect place for visitors to lose themselves in the magic and mystery of modern science. Northiam is a rich tapestry of thatched cottages and country pubs. Pevensey was the landing point for both the Romans the Normans. Rye is a maritime maze of medieval and Georgian buildings.

Visit 1066 Country and you will do far more than learn about history, you'll live it.

Blue Badge Guided Tours are available in 1066 Country

What's Nearby

  1. Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival

    Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. We will...

    0.44 miles away
  2. Rye Castle (The Ypres Tower)

    The Ypres Tower was built in 1249 to defend Rye against attacks from across the channel. It has...

    0.52 miles away
  3. Royal Military Canal

    The scenic route this canal takes is perfect for walking and cycling. Dug by hand in the early...

    0.52 miles away
  4. Lamb House

    Early Georgian house and walled garden, home of writer Henry James and later of E F Benson, author...

    0.64 miles away
  1. Camber Castle

    Camber Castle was one link in the chain of forts built along the south coast by Henry VIII in 1544....

    0.85 miles away
  2. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Large coastal nature reserve with a vast array of wildlife. Network of footpaths leading to 5...

    0.87 miles away
  3. Camber Sands

    This stunning stretch of sandy beach is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex. Camber...

    1.04 miles away
  4. Smallhythe Place

    Early 16th Century house owned by early Victorian actress Ellen Terry. Full of theatrical mementoes...

    6.87 miles away
  5. The Chapel Down Winery

    The best wines in England available in the shop plus excellent local and regional produce. Guided...

    6.98 miles away
  6. Action Watersports

    As a British Water-ski Accredited Water-ski School and RYA Centre, Action Watersports specialises...

    7.12 miles away
  7. Brede Steam Engine Society - The Giants of Brede

    Varied collection of water pumps mainly from the steam era including 1904 Tangye and 1940...

    7.17 miles away
  8. Great Dixter House and Gardens

    An example of a 15thC manor house with antique furniture and needlework. Home of gardening writer...

    7.4 miles away
  9. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

    Please note Ecclesbourne Glen is not accessible from the East Hill because of serious, and ongoing,...

    8.18 miles away
  10. Carr Taylor Vineyard

    Carr Taylor Wines,whose winery is at Westfield, just north of Hastings are producers of...

    8.23 miles away
  11. Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings

    Display of marine life with hundreds of marine creatures including sharks, rays, crabs and starfish...

    8.89 miles away
  12. Shipwreck Museum

    Maritime museum with 3000 years of historic treasures from local shipwrecks. Audiovisual show 'A...

    8.9 miles away
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