This was our first visit to Hastings and we so enjoyed seeing it’s olde worlde buildings and shops... read more
I really don’t know the answer. However, we live in Hastings Old Town and are quite used to encountering on our strolls, people wandering around on an impromptu and independent ‘Foyle’s tour’. My wife and I have lost count... More
I really don’t know the answer. However, we live in Hastings Old Town and are quite used to encountering on our strolls, people wandering around on an impromptu and independent ‘Foyle’s tour’. My wife and I have lost count of the number of times we have been asked a question about whether a certain house or church had featured - not a single enquirer has ever seemed unable to more or less identify significant parts of the Old Town that featured in ‘Foyle’s War’ and lots of locals like us will point you in the right direction. You will also see on your walk about quite a lot other very interesting locations.... like where the Duke of Wellington was billeted in the Old Town when he was local garrison commander.... or the memorial gardens and the plaque commemorating the Swan which was bombed by a German plane dumping its ordinance before flying home. We have the Net Houses and the America Ground which once barricaded itself off and declared itself independent and part of the original colonies that became the USA. The Old Town has loads of local poets and musicians and artists and writers resident and these add wonderfully to the social and the artistic side of the historic town. Get the lift (right from the centre of the Old Town) to the top of the West Hill and you will get an aerial view of the town and the Channel and the largest shore based fishing fleet in Europe... we are told. The views from here in several directions featured many times in Foyle - and on a clear day, you can see France. Enjoy your day.