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Old Town Hastings

High Street, Hastings, England
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Charming town full of character

This was our first visit to Hastings and we so enjoyed seeing it’s olde worlde buildings and shops... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Valerie N
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Sandown, United Kingdom
via mobile
A great improvement!

Having been here 4 years ago, we were pleased to see that things have greatly improved and it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
magwii
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent61%
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  • Average5%
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“antique shops” (167 reviews)
“george street” (133 reviews)
“high street” (117 reviews)
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High Street, Hastings, England
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"antique shops"
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"george street"
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"bric a brac"
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"cafes and restaurants"
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"fish and chips"
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"pump house"
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"plenty of places to eat"
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"sea front"
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"well worth a visit"
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"fishing huts"
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"jerwood gallery"
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"great place to visit"
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"west hill"
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"smugglers caves"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Hastings and we so enjoyed seeing it’s olde worlde buildings and shops. It was the first time we have seen the drying huts for fishermen’s nets and the museum was well worth a visit. We also saw the area...More

1  Thank Valerie N
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been here 4 years ago, we were pleased to see that things have greatly improved and it really was a pleasure strolling along looking at the quirky interesting shops. Pubs, cafes and restaurants abound along with the individually owned shops. So glad we returned...More

Thank magwii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the old town especially in the summer plenty of pubs cafes and restaurants individual owned shops with beautiful thing for all ages arcades provide plenty of fum got all save your 2p ...Explore the backstreets ... the old town has something for all

Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember walking through the old town from when I was only a boy. It’s not lost it’s charm and appeal since then. From the arcades, not penny anymore, to the independent shops, restaurant and coffee shops the appeal is great. No matter what your...More

1  Thank Peattie305
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend getting lost in old town. All sorts of crazy shops from a taxidermy crocodile holding a chick to all sorts of antiques.

1  Thank Emma_veggie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever i come to Hastings i always visit the old town. Its ideal for food and drinks, as there are lots of little pubs off the streets. There are lots of shops open with loads of different gifts. Can always find some where to head...More

2  Thank BiancaD15
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads to do. Trampolines. Shingle beach. Aquarium. Smugglers adventure. Crazy golf. Fish restaurants. Cobbled streets. Shops. Pubs. Gorgeous place x

Thank KatB90210
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some really lovely little independent shops selling everything from cute home wares to curios to antiques/brick a brac in the High Street. Some lovely little cafes in George Street as well. Many of the shops are closed on Mondays, but a lot are open Sundays....More

1  Thank 515Donna
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of lovely old buildings and some interesting shops. Nice pubs with a friendly atmosphere and mostly dog-friendly.

Thank BranchyLondon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely sunny day, lots of antique places to look around, plenty of coffee shops and quirky other shops. Quite busy but not packed ..., had a really nice couple of hours before heading to the beach for a walk to the pier.

Thank Taniabellamia
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MallorcaFan72
April 3, 2018|
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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
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March 22, 2018|
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Response from Hastings99 | Reviewed this property |
‘Hastings’ is well served by regular trains through its modern town station. If you are travelling from London, there are regular trains from Victoria and from Charring Cross. Direct trains too for Gatwick Airport - and... More
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Response from mgiber1 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I can't answer your question as I visited Hastings with a group of students and we had our own guide. However, there is tourist infomation office where they can inform you about everything you may need. Hastings... More
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