Rother District Council promotes the area in partnership with Hastings Borough Council, Wealden District Council, the regional tourist board, English Heritage, National Trust and many other private sector partners as Visit 1066 Country.

For information on what to see and do in the 1066 Country area visit our dedicated tourism website   Visit 1066 Country   

When you come to 1066 Country, you're coming not only to one of the most beautiful and hospitable parts of England, but also to its birthplace. 1066 was the year when England had three kings, when the blazing trail of a comet heralded disaster for one of them and a crown for another; when the country was invaded twice within the space of a month; and when one battle changed the English way of life for ever.

The Battle of Hastings was probably the most important event ever to take place in England - and it happened right here in the heart of 1066 Country. As William of Normandy found when he landed in Pevensey Bay, he was not the first to visit this tranquil south-eastern corner of England. Hundreds of years before William landed, the Romans had built the great fortress of Anderida at Pevensey, much of which still stands today. Within its ancient walls, William pitched camp before moving along the coast to the fishing town of Hastings to build one of his first English castles, and marching inland to meet the forces of the doomed King Harold in what is now the town of Battle. Today's visitor can follow in William's footsteps, taking a stroll around the battlefield and - like Queen Elizabeth I four hundred years ago - visiting Battle Abbey, whose great 14th century gatehouse still dominates the small town which grew up around it. But there's far more to 1066 Country than this.

If you're looking for a relaxed, peaceful break away from city noise and bustle, with everything you want close at hand and easily reached; if you want to enjoy both beautiful countryside and some of the country's cleanest, award-winning beaches in the same holiday; if you love good, fresh wholesome food in friendly restaurants and pubs; if you like visiting National Trust and English Heritage monuments, castles and manors, woodlands and gardens, pretty villages and unspoiled, historic towns; and want some of the best weather in England - then 1066 Country looks forward to welcoming you.

If you are interested in joining 1066 County Marketing please visit our members pages at

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Love Sussex

Local Authority destinations within East and West Sussex have joined up to launch Love Sussex.

The official website promotes Sussex as a location just one hour from London - the perfect place to escape and discover the beauty of the South.

This is the first joint Sussex campaign of its kind and is a result of the combined effort of all local authority destination managers across the county to put Sussex on the map. It uses iconic locations within the county to raise awareness and highlight Sussex as a great visitor destination.

For more information about Love Sussex see

Note: Rother District Council takes no responsibility for the content of these external websites.

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