Around the area

There are many diverse attractions, places to visit and activities in the 1066 country and outlying areas.

Battle

The studio is within a five minute drive of extensive facilities offered at picturesque and historical Battle, including a full range of shops, numerous restaurants and traditional pubs. Battle is where the most significant event in 1066 changed the course of English history. The Abbey and battleground, Battle Museum of Local History, which permanently displays Stothard's Bayeux tapestry. Yesterday's World and farmers' market.

Rock a Nore - Hastings © Helena Kicinski - 2007

Rock a Nore, Hastings
© Helena Kicinski 2007

Hastings

With its unique old town, fresh fish market and fishing fleet,
museums and events.

Rye

Famous for its literary links, cobbled streets, history of smuggling and great variety of shops, weekly market, Art galleries and Rye Castle Museum.

Camber Sands

Famous for its dunes and sandy beaches.

Winchelsea

First planned town commissioned by King Edward I.

Bexhill-on-Sea

First home of motor racing with its architecturally significant Delawarr Arts Centre and Theatre and newly expanded Bexhill Museum which includes racing cars and Costume sections.

Other local attractions ...

Bodiam and Herstmonceux Castles; Bateman's Home of Rudyard Kipling; Golf Clubs; Restaurants; Public houses; Walking; Horse-riding and fishing are situated in and around many of the surrounding villages. Further afield there lies a feast of pleasant day trips

Eastbourne, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells to name just a few. London is only 1hr 10 mins from Battle railway station. Tourist information leaflets are provided and further information is available at the Tourist Office situated in the entrance to Battle Abbey.