Hastings East Sussex
Hastings East Sussex, quick guide to the town of Hastings, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
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Hastings - East Sussex:
A town and borough located in East Sussex, on the southern coast of England, Hastings is mostly known for its connection to the 'Battle of Hastings', which actually took place some 8 miles north of the town at Senlac Hill, it was however the landing place of the invading Norman forces and so takes its place in history.
Long before the famous battle, there were Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements in the region, and an existing port was utilised by the invading Romans who developed the area as a major exporter of iron, which was plentiful in the local rock.
Hastings was shown as a borough in the Domesday Book (1086), also mentioned was the Rape of Hastings, one of Sussex's 6 administrative divisions.
Until the development of tourism, fishing was the main source of income for the town and its beach launched fleet remains one of the largest in Europe.
Hastings today is a popular seaside resort, holding a number of annual events to attract more visitors to the town.
Although hotel numbers have decreased, due to the trend of Brits taking foreign holidays, it still caters for and attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year.