CREDIT James Ratchford

1066 Country : Respect, Project, Enjoy

Not far from the capital, on England’s south coast, is 1066 Country. From earliest times to today it has been a place of creativity and escape – alternative lives lived and timeless stories told.

Original by nature, it has its own take on contemporary living and culture.

Open skies and broad horizons inspire the imagination. If you are passionate about the countryside, sea, history and culture then you’ll find everything you need in this part of the south east which stretches from Pevensey to Rye and Camber Sands along the coast and takes in the historic castle towns of Herstmonceux Battle and Bodiam a few miles inland.

Arts and culture – both traditional and contemporary – thrive in this area of creativity and craftsmanship, with a host of events, parades, carnivals and fetes to fill up your weekend and make your stay one to remember.

1066 Country : Respect, Protect and Enjoy

Please read this information and plan ahead before you come.


Battle Abbey. Image: Jonny Thompson.


Camber Sands. Image: Jonny Thompson.


Hastings. Image: Georgie Scott.