Hastings has fast become one of south east England's hippest seaside resorts. Beloved by many for its old school charm, in recent years it's become an artists' haven, with painters and sculptors heading to the coast for the amazing spaces and incredible light.
The town is imbued with an independent spirit, reflected in its thriving shopping scene, not to mention the superb Jerwood Gallery and award-winning pier. There's history galore, right through from 1066 to its status as a smugglers' paradise. Throw in some of the finest Art Deco this side of Miami, and you've got plenty of reasons to head to Hastings for a short break.
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