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Telephone code: 01424
Postcode: TN34
Population: 85000
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Although largely in ruins, Hastings Castle is an historical gem, and not only for playing its own part in the Battle of Hastings fought further inland at Battle. Thomas Beckett (a' Beckett is a modern version of his name that bears nothing to its reality) was a head priest of the chapel here, prior to becoming Archbishop of Canterbury, and this cliff-top site is still very atmospheric - Pete

There are some summer days when it gets just too hot to move, even by the sea in Hastings. A good family tip for keeping cool on such a day is to visit the Smugglers Adventure. The dark caves and tunnels provide immediate respite from the heat - and the exhibition is thoroughly entertaining and educational. - Carol

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