What to do and see in Hastings, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

August 1, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Hastings in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Playgrounds. Discover best things to do in Hastings with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Hastings

1. Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park St. Helens Road, Hastings TN34 2EL, England
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

Alexandra Park

Reviewed By MisterNev - St. Albans, United Kingdom

A lovely park because so much (well kept) variety - woodland walks, playing fields, hard sports areas, a miniature railway, fishing lakes, kids Playgrounds, quiet flower Gardens, and a wonderful cafe with indoor and outdoor Seating that never seems to get it wrong.

2. Old Town Hastings

High Street, Hastings, England
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Old Town Hastings

Reviewed By Phil P - Fareham, United Kingdom

A very pleasant area to walk around that is full of quirky shops and plenty of eateries. Nice atmosphere and worth spending a few hours in.

3. Hastings Country Park

Hastings, England
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Hastings Country Park

Reviewed By Spa_SeekerLondon - London

We love it here and always come for a walk when visiting relations.
Depending on how long you have and how fit you are feeling you can take a gentle stroll or have a hike.
We were there last week, it was incredibly windy and it certainly blew away the cobwebs not to mention the hangover.
Great views over the coastline.

4. Hastings Fishermen's Museum

Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW, England +44 1424 461446
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 870 reviews

Hastings Fishermen's Museum

Reviewed By karonjford - Bristol, United Kingdom

Great place, loads of history. Stories of old, lots of photos , models of ships and boats. A boat that was used in Dunkirk evacuation, is the centre piece, you can climb aboard. It is a fascinating place , a must see. Dog friendly and Free. Visitors are encouraged to put a few coins in the donation box , please do and keep this brilliant museum going xx

5. Shipwreck Museum

Shipwreck Heritage Centre Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England +44 1424 437452
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 384 reviews

Shipwreck Museum

Reviewed By Stephanie G - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Visited here as a bit of a joke when friends visited but it was really a great place. It has lots of items with detailed information about it. Much more than we expected. A friendly member of staff engaged the kids and had them interested....MoreHi Stephanie, Thank you for your comments. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit and that you found us truly visitor friendly. That's what we try to achieve. Hope you come again soon. Best regards. Haydon

6. Pett Level Beach

Pett Level Caravan Park Pett Level Road | Fairlight, Pett Level, Hastings, England
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Pett Level Beach

Reviewed By Ewyena - London, United Kingdom

I just popped down to this beach in a cloudy morning as I stayed in Frostbourne for a week. Quite steep roads and paths lead there, and from the road it is not visible, we have to cross next to the pub. There are few off road parking spaces and a bigger parking area of the pub for those come by car. The beach is not too long- or at least not the part where i walked along-, and I saw holiday park on one side, then private houses. At one point for this reason the path did not go further, and there are signs that from there it is private. It was almost empty that morning, just a few dog walking, but true the weather wasn't the best. It is a lovely beach, but not my favourite. My taste is where there are no houses or holiday park this close to the beach, but rather hidden or lonely parts, even if they are wild.
Anyway I wanted to see this beach and I am happy I had a morning walk there.

7. Cliff Railways

West Hill, George Street | East Hill, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3EG, England
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 634 reviews

Cliff Railways

Reviewed By Nick and Angel S - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

The West Hill Lift, which runs up to the castle in a tunnel was closed, but fortunately the East Hill Lift, with is fabulous views, was open! The East Hill Lift, at a gradient of 78% is the steepest operational funicular lift in the UK and has been transporting people up to the Country Park from the Stade since 1902. The lift is great fun and fantastic value at £2.70 return and the views from the top are stunning
A Must do for all visitors to Hastings!

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET, England +44 1424 451052
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is a family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections. Established over 125 years ago, the Museum offers local people and visitors the opportunity to explore art, culture and history from around the world. Before Hastings tells the story of this area from prehistory to the Saxons and The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects continues the story from 1066 to today. Wildlife is displayed in dioramas of different local habitats and you can discover our prehistoric past in our interactive Dinosaur gallery. Our fine Native North American collection is displayed in three galleries, featuring the Plains and Sub-Arctic areas and the life of Hastings-born Grey Owl. The most spectacular part of the Museum is the Durbar Hall, which contains our World Art displays, as well as being used for a range of events, including weddings. Exhibitions are housed in the Long Gallery. Go to HMAG.org.uk for our current programme.

Reviewed By John D - Reigate

On a blustery Saturday in January then this venue close to our hotel was an obvious choice. Nothing mind blowing but everything clearly displayed and something for everyone. The Hastings in 66 Objects was probably the best. Free entry too plus friendly helpful staff. Shame the Turner was not on display. No cafe just a drinks machine.

9. The True CRIME Museum

Palace Avenue Arcade White Rock | White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JP, England +44 1424 420115
Excellent
49%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 318 reviews

The True CRIME Museum

"A SHOCKING new attraction for everyone fascinated by the dark world of CRIME" Hastings NEWEST ATTRACTION - Set in 3000sq/ft of SEAFRONT CAVES! Open Daily 10am - 5pm Suitable for all ages, Wheelchair accessible, Dog friendly See website for further details and FAQs A chilling, yet fascinating insight into the world of Serial Killers, Forensics, Gangsters, Prisoners, Poisoners and more! See a genuine lethal injection deathbed, the ACTUAL acid containers used by John George Haigh to dissove his victims. GUESS the crimes and the celebrities from their police mugshots, then enter the CINEMA CAVE where infamous murderers describe their hideous deeds!

Reviewed By Charlotte S

Awesome and creepy, with a lot of information and artefacts that make the experience entirely worthwhile. The settings of the cave give it a chilling atmosphere, quite literally, and some of the most famous crimes in the world are explored here, making it a great place for anyone interested in the criminal world! Helpful and friendly staff, and there's no chance of getting lost in the caves!

10. Smugglers Adventure

St. Clements Caves Cobourg Place | West Hill, Hastings TN34 3HY, England +44 1424 422964
Excellent
32%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 654 reviews

Smugglers Adventure

Deep in the heart of Hastings West Hill lies the Smugglers Adventure, acres of caverns that conceal the thrilling history of Smugglers, bootleggers and warring bloodthirsty gangs.Visitors can explore the labyrinth of secret tunnels and passages and discover the dangers and hardships faced by Sussex Smugglers in the eighteenth century.More than 70 life-size characters, interactive displays, eerie lighting and sound effects and dramatic recreations bring this mysterious and often bloody world vividly to life.

Reviewed By Aimee T - Winchelsea, United Kingdom

Being local I have been to the Smugglers Adventure countless times over the years. I love its charm, and the staff are always friendly. Yeah it could do with updating in some areas, some of the parts don't always work, but to me its all...MoreDear Aimee T, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you keep coming back. We are one of a kind! Hope to see you again this year! Smugglers Adventure

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