Hastings, Sussex

Hastings is on the south coast of England in the County of East Sussex 53 miles from London. In historical terms, Hastings can claim fame through its connection with the Norman conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. For centuries, it was an important fishing port; although nowadays much reduced, it still has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England. The town became a watering place in the 1760s, and then, with the coming of the railway, a fashionable seaside resort.

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