Sussex is one of the most counties in England and it is also home to the famous town of Hastings, which is where the battle of Hastings was fought in 1066.
William of Normandy defeated King Harold of the Anglo Saxons at the Battle of Hastings, on top of a hill in the area. King Harold was killed by an arrow through the eye and William of Normandy became William the Conqueror.
Prior to William’s arrival, most structures were made out of wood, so he set about building in stone as a political statement, to show that his rule could deliver more than that of his predecessor.
As a result, Hastings has many Norman style buildings, as do most of the towns in Sussex. The area is quaint and charming, a great spot for a quiet getaway or holiday. The fields and country walkways are perfect for exploring on warm days and there is always a village to stop at for a tea and scones, or a pub for a beer or something a bit more fortifying.
But far from being a backwater, this part of England is fast becoming a technology hub, with various parks being under construction and almost ready to take in their new tenants. On these pages, you will find information about what there is to see and do in Hastings and Sussex in terms of sightseeing and activities. You will also find information about how to find accommodation and there are also sections about the technology related projects in the area.