The seaside town of Hastings in East Sussex is well associated with the battle of the same name in 1066, although the actual Battle of Hastings took place down the road in the small town of Battle. Even so, the legacy is steeped in the town's history - Hastings Castle was the first Bailey and Keep castle to be built in England when William the Conqueror ordered it to be build after he landed in 1066. The Castle had a turbulent past, and when you visit you can learn all about it in the audio-visual programme covering the conquest and the history of the castle over the centuries. Other attractions in the town include a ride on Britain's steepest funicular railway, the Shipwreck museum, the Reef Aquarium, a day at the beach or discover about Hasting's smuggling history with a visit to the Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves.
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