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Old Town Hastings, Hastings
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Step back into 19th-century England by exploring Old Town Hastings. The old fishing village, located on the south coast of Essex, boasts many attractions for the whole family, including museums, art galleries, restaurants, and an aquarium. Wander the cobblestone streets, full of eclectic shops and cafes, or admire medieval architecture at one of the two old Anglican churches. Walk or take the tram up the hill behind the town for a birds-eye view of the village and impressive views of the English coastline. To visit Old Town Hastings on your holiday in Hastings, and find out what else Hastings has to offer, use our Hastings vacation builder.
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  • Lovely old town of Hastings with its quirky shops and lovely bars and pubs. Easy and level access with no/little access for vehicles 
  • This area is perfect for browsing the eclectic mix of shops that are dotted around amongst the many coffee shops and restaurants in both the High Street and George Street as well as in the Sea Front i...  more »
  • Far & away the best part of Hastings. The old town has character & atmosphere, lots of interesting non-chain shops to look around. We go for the antique shops, cafes & restaurants but there are good p...  more »