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7. Hastings

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Hastings is one of those British seaside towns that has to some extent been spoilt by post-war development. However there are still attractive areas of the old town to explore, a clifftop railway and walk with fantastic sea views, and the shingle beach boasts the last shore launched fishing fleet in the country.
The tall wooden fishermen's sheds used for drying nets give the beachfront a distinctive character, and planned new investment should make Hastings an even more popular place to visit. Wander through the old town with its attractive Victorian and Georgian buidlings, where much of the TV series 'Foyle's War' was filmed, and browse the gift and antique shops.

Other attractions include Smugglers Adventure, where you can explore the sandstone St Clements Caves and discover the history of smugglers, bootleggers and warring gangs. 
Hastings Tourist Information Centre 
Hastings Tourist Information Centre Address:
Hastings Tourist Information Centre
Queens Square
Priory Meadow
TN34 1QR

Hastings Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
7 days a week all year
Mondays to Fridays:  8.30 am - 6.15 pm
Saturdays  9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sundays  10.30 am - 4.30 pm 

T  +44 (0)845 274 1001

F  +44 (0)1424 781186
Smugglers Adventure 
Smugglers Adventure  Address:
Smugglers Adventure 
St Clements Caves
East Sussex
TN34 3RG
England, UK
T  +44(0) 1424 718776
   Group booking enquiries: 01424 444412

Smugglers Adventure  Opening Times:
Easter to October: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
October to Easter: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Smugglers Adventure  Admission:
Adult  £7.20
Child  £5.20
Student  £6.20
Senior Citizen  £6.20
Family, 2 adults and 2 children  £22.80
Extra Child on a family ticket  £4.20

Additional Attractions in Hastings 

Jack in the Green Festival

Hastings Museum

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