Located in East Sussex, directly on the channel, Hastings is one of the
most historically significant towns in Great Britain. It was first
established as a settlement in prehistoric times and is famous the world
over for the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It has been a major fishing
town for over 400 years, and today is home to the country's largest
beach-launched fishing fleet.
Hastings is a town of contrasts:
15th century cottages line timber framed streets of the old town, tucked
beneath the wild hilltops and caves of Fairlight, unchanged for
centuries; while in St. Leonards grand Regency terraces and formal
gardens sweep down to the sea.
This picturesque town has a unique
charm and character all of its own, combining the traditional British
seaside resort with a surprisingly cosmopolitan cultural life. Hastings
has nurtured talents as diverse as John Logie-Baird the inventor of
television, and Grey Owl, pioneer of the conservation movement.
Beautiful Town showcases an exclusive collection of over 150 superb
colour photographs and accompanying text detailing the history of
Whether you are a resident or visitor, this book will help
you explore the unique beauty, character, and charm of this great