DATE & TIME:Sunday 27 June 2021 @ 08:05
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CATEGORIES:Abbey, Beach, Boat trip, Castle, Church, Cliffs, Coast, Guided tour, Hills, History, Market, Monument, Museums, Nature reserve, Panoramic views, Park, Pier, Sea, Ships, Statues, Town
COST:This amazing trip costs £36.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:No extra activity costs.
DESTINATION INFO:Hastings is famous for the Battle of Hastings, where William the Conqueror’s invasion forces defeated the English army under King Harold and established the Normans as the rulers of England. It later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports, providing ships and men for the king’s service. It’s a popular seaside resort and fishing port, a great place to enjoy the best English fish and chips. You can explore the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and shops, visit the remains of William the Conqueror’s first English castle which towers over the town and sea, learn more about the Battle of Hastings, take a ride up the UK’s steepest funicular railway, hike up the cliffs into the nature reserve, relax on the beautiful Hastings pier, chill on the beach beneath the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore and listen to the sounds of the sea, see Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet.
HIGHLIGHTS:– See Hastings Castle, William the Conqueror’s first fortification in England, towering over the town and sea – Walk along Europe’s oldest fishing beach with old fishing huts, net shops, colourful fishing boats and stalls selling the freshest fish and seafood straight from the ocean – See the lovely half-timbered houses and shops in Hastings Old Town – Take a stroll through Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve – Learn about the Battle of Hastings, which established the Normans as the rulers of England and changed the course of history – Chill on the beach beneath the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore and see lots of small rock-pools with sea-life – Take the steepest funicular railway in the UK – Take a relaxing stroll on the beautiful Hastings Pier – Ride on the Hastings Miniature Railway – Visit the curiously designed fishing net shops and fishing museum – See the fishing fleet at The Stade, keeping alive a thousand years of techniques and traditions
DEPARTURE:Paperchase, London Bridge Station
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/i5twDYnt6aMUW3jV7
ITINERARY:# 8.05am – We’re meeting by the Paperchase shop inside London Bridge rail station. Here’s a map: https://goo.gl/maps/i5twDYnt6aMUW3jV7 # 8.10am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive well before this time. # 10.55am – We’ll arrive in Hastings and will explore the town and seafront. # 1.30pm – We’ll have a lunch break. # 2.30pm – We’ll have a hike up the cliffs to Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve. # 4.30pm – Free time to explore the city and seafront, see attractions, visit museums, try local foods, take photos, and buy souvenirs. # 5.55pm We’re meeting at the main entrance of Hastings rail station. Address: Hastings Railway Station, Station Approach, Havelock Rd, Hastings TN34 1BA. map: https://goo.gl/maps/FT7acxmWZ5SbMTyP6 . # 6.19pm Train departs. # 8.30pm We’ll arrive back at London Bridge rail station.
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