Skip to content
Mobile Logo


One of the things we hear most frequently from guests is, ‘we didn’t realise there was so much to see and do around here’.

Often you come because you know we’re close to Camber Sands, or you’ve been wanting to visit Rye for years but once you arrive, you’re amazed when you realise that there’s so much more to discover! 

We’re proud to be in the heart of 1066 Country – an area steeped in history, culture and creativity and we’re always keen to encourage our guests to explore. 

The region is much loved but still feels secluded – we’re tucked away and we have the highest average sunshine hours than anywhere else in England. The region spans 500 square miles covering Rye & Winchelsea, Hastings & St Leonards, Bexhill, Bodiam & Northiam, Battle & Sedlescombe, Ticehurst and Hurst Green, Brightling and Burwash, Pevensey & Herstmonceux. See? Told you there was more to discover!

We know planning for any holiday is part of the fun – and we’re lucky to have a really good resource to help you do this. The official tourism site for the area is visit1066country.com – It’s a one stop shop for you to find out about everything in the region.

There’s a comprehensive guide of Things to Do which covers everything you could possibly think of.  There are places to discover – castles and historic sites like Batemans (pictured), outdoor places to visit including beaches, gardens and great walks. You’ll find family friendly attractions, venues for music, theatre and cinema along with where to go for best sports and adrenalin activities, and of course where to shop.

And that’s not all, if you want to plan meals out the Food and Drink section means you can research pubs, cafes and restaurants, or where to shop for local fresh fish and delicacies in our delis and markets. There are also listings for the many breweries and vineyards in the region that are great for tours and tastings. We’ve plenty of food festivals and food workshops in the region and you’ll find all those details included too. 

Another highlight of our region is the richly creative cultural scene all of which is set to bounce back once COVID restrictions allow – you’ll find a full events calendar for the region including music, theatre, exhibitions and children’s events.

One of the best parts of the site is that you can compile your own itinerary as you look around simply by clicking on the heart icon against anything that interests you. It’s a super easy way to compile all the info you want about your stay in one place.

Take a look and get planning for when you visit Swallowtail Hill!  

Photo credit: National Trust

Awards & Accreditations