PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Nestling on England’s south-east coast, Hastings is a traditional seaside resort with a sand and shingle beach, pleasant promenade and pleasure pier. The well-preserved Old Town features an enchanting blend of narrow streets, half-timbered dwellings and hidden passageways and is a delight to explore. Perhaps visit Hastings keep and bailey castle where you are
transported back in time as you wander through the whispering dungeons and learn how the 1066 battle unfolded. Or head to nearby Battle Abbey, a historical landmark and Benedictine Abbey built on the site of the battle and featuring a visitor centre and walled garden. We enjoy an overnight hotel stop en route so you arrive refreshed and raring to go.
National Trust Bateman’s – Rudyard Kipling House
This sprawling seventeenth century Jacobean House rests in the spectacular landscape of the Sussex Weald and was once the much-loved home of Rudyard Kipling and his family. Within its grand walls you’ll discover the author’s personal sanctuary as you step back in time inside his study with its book-lined walls and messy desk. The rooms remain much as he left them –
indeed, it feels as though the Kiplings have just gone out for the day.
Bexhill-on-Sea & Eastbourne
We begin our day in sleepy Bexhill-on-Sea, a pretty resort with beachfront cafés and a wide promenade. We continue to Eastbourne, home to the famous Carpet Gardens, a traditional bandstand and a pleasure pier where you might like to treat yourself to afternoon tea in the refined setting of the Victorian Tearooms.
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