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The Cloudesley, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, Hotel, Guesthouse, Health Centre
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The Cloudesley, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, Hotel, Guesthouse, Health Centre
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Visitor Attractions in and around Hastings

The following is a list of attractions within driving distance of Hastings and St Leonards


What to see in East sussex


Bodiam Castle

One of the UK's most perfectly preserved moated castles, featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Open: February 11 to October 31: every day 10.30 - 18.00
November and December: Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 - 16.00

Bodiam Castle
Nr Robertsbridge
East Sussex
TN32 5UA
Telephone: 01580 830436
Fax: 01580 830398



Home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902. Kipling's rooms and study are left as they were. Also on view are his Rolls Royce, the mill and gardens.
Open: 14 March to 1 November: Saturday to Wednesday
House, Mill and Tearoom: 11am - 5pm
Gardens and shop: 11am - 5.30pm
Last admission: 4.30pm

East Sussex
TN19 7DS
Telephone: 01435 882302
Fax: 01435 882811


Battle Abbey

Site of the 1066 battle of Hastings and Museum
Open: April to September: 10am - 6pm
October to March: 10am - 4pm

Battle Abbey
East Sussex
TN33 0AD
Telephone: 01424 775705
Fax: 01424 775059


A 15th century moated castle set in 300 acres of woodland and gardens. Please view their website for a list of events and activities.
Open: April to October

East Sussex,
Tel: 01323 833816


William of Normandy built this castle on the old walls of the Roman fort of Anderida. The castle was later adapted to counter the threat of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and more recently, Hitler
Open: April to October: daily 10am to 6pm or dusk.
November to March: Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Closed December 24, 25 and 26

Pevensey Castle
High Street
East Sussex
BN24 5LE
Telephone: 01323 762604


The museum tells the story of Rye; an 'antient town' of the Cinque Ports, from the of the formation of Romney Marsh to Rye's 18th century fire engine and more recent history between the wars
Open: April to October: Thursday to Monday - 10.30am - 1pm; 2pm - 5pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Ypres Tower only: November to March - 10.30am to 3.30pm (weekends only)

Rye Castle Museum
3 East Street
East Sussex
TN31 7JY
Telephone: 01797 226728


This landmark church was restored in the 19th Century, but some of its 11th century features remain. The oldest gravestone in the country, belonging to Jhone Colins, lies in the church ground. This attraction is close to Batemans, as listed above.
Open: 8.00am to dusk (6.00pm in summer)

St Bartholomews Church
High Street
East Sussex
TN19 7EW
Telephone: 01435 883437.


A Grade One listed Modernist building situated on the sea-front in Bexhill with galleries, a restaurant and a café overlooking the sea, open-air balconies and roof-top terrace, music events in its auditorium and, in summer, on the sea-side terrace.
Open 10.00am to 6.00pm winter and late during the summer

De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
TN40 1DP
Telephone: 01424 229111
Fax: 01424 229101
Restaurant: 01424 229119


Natural farming methods not only benefiting the eco-system but also producing award-winning English wines and famous farmhouse Sussex ciders. Also featuring ancient woodlands, a low energy DIY house as featured on TV, a rustic 1912 Grape Press and idyllic picnic spots
Open: April to December - every day: 10am-5.30pm
January to March - weekends only: 12noon - 5pm

Sedlescombe Organic Vineyards
Hawkhurst Road
Cripps Corner
East Sussex
TN32 5SA
Freephone: 0800 980 2884


A 37 acre vineyard & winery, where visitors can explore the grounds and see production secrets of still and sparkling wines. Several picnic spots and a panoramic outlook over areas of 'Outstanding natural beauty'
Open: Daily: 10am to 5pm (excluding December 25 to January 2)

Carr Taylor Vineyards

Wheel Lane, Westfield, Hastings,
East Sussex, TN354SG
Telephone: 01424 752501
Fax: 01424 751716


Family home of the late Christopher Lloyd, writer, gardener and creator of this famous garden.
Open: April to October: Tuesday to Sunday: 2pm - 5pm

Great Dixter House and Gardens

East Sussex
TN31 6PH
Telephone: 01797 252878


The National Pinetum houses the largest collection of conifers on one site in the world. The collection includes over 10,000 trees and shrubs from all five continents, many of which are rare and endangered
Open: All year. 8am till dusk (8pm in summer) Bike hire, refreshments, facilities for the disabled.

Bedgebury National Pinetum
Park Lane
TN17 2SL
Telephone: 01580 879820

A quintessential English garden with views across the valley. A winner of the HHA / Christie's Garden Of The Year Award - 'One of the finest gardens in England'
Open: 3 April to 30 September Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays
11am – 5pm
closed Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

Pashley Manor Gardens
East Sussex
Telephone: 01580 200888


Seahorses, tropical sharks, stingrays, giant octopus and many other aquatic creatures explored via an underwater tunnel. Over 40 living displays recreating undersea habitats from local waters to exotic seas
Open Daily: 10.00am - 5.30pm

Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium
Rock a Nore Road
East Sussex
TN34 3DW
Telephone: 01424 718776
Group booking enquiries: 01424 444412


The only sand dune system in East Sussex with unspoilt views of sand and sea. Camber has been voted one of the top places for beachcombing in the UK.

Camber Sands
Near Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7QS
Telephone: 01797 223862


Kites on Board Kitesurfing School

Learn to kitesurf at Kites on Board kitesurfing school at Camber Sands in East Sussex. 2 and 3 day beginners BKSA kiteboarding courses. Special rates have been negotiated for guests at The Cloudesley.

Web: Kitesurfing lessons in Camber Sands


Full Throtle Boat Charters

For speed boat rides and trips from Hastings, Rye, Camber Sands, Eastbourne and on the South Coast. Zapcat charters and powerboat rides on our MCA approved High Powered RIB's for all ages. Special rates have been negotiated for guests at The Cloudesley.

Web: RIB charters and speed boat rides in Sussex