September –
October 2016

Hastings
Bexhill
Battle
Normandy
Inspired by the 950th
anniversary of the
Battle of Hastings

Getting here

HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS

By road

If you are travelling to Hastings by car the major road route is the A21, which is linked to the M25, providing a quick route around London. The fastest route into 1066 Country from the Channel Tunnel and Ferry Ports is via the M20 towards Ashford, then the A2070 via Brenzett towards Rye.

By train

Southeastern run trains to Hastings and St Leonard Warrior Square stations departing regularly from London Charing Cross, St Pancras (High Speed Link) and Waterloo East. Services also run from London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. International visitors can travel from Paris, Brussels or Lille by Eurostar via Ashford International Station (from Paris and Brussels approx 2 hours to Ashford, 1 hour from Lille). Frequent direct trains run from Ashford, through Rye, to Hastings (45 mins).
www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

By bus or coach

National Express operate regular daily services from Victoria Coach Station. A number of independent coach companies offer a range of departure points and times throughout the London area.

BEXHILL

By road

From London, take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.

OR Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill.

From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.

By train

Direct trains to Bexhill can be caught from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.

There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).

Battle

By road

Battle is 105km from London, 90km from Gatwick Airport, 85km from the Port of Dover, 72km from the Channel Tunnel (Folkestone), 48km Newhaven Port. From the M25, take Junction 5 to the A21 towards Hastings. Follow the A21 to Johns Cross roundabout and take the second exit (A2100) to Battle.

By train

The main London to Hastings line stops in Battle with half hourly services from London Charing Cross and Waterloo East. Battle is just 78 minutes away from Charing Cross. www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

By bus or coach

A daily National Express bus service runs from London. It is also a major stopping route for buses that service the local area.

Rye

By road

Rye is on the A259 between Hastings to the west and Folkestone to the east and on the A268 from the north.

From London/M25 clockwise south over the Dartford Bridge, take the M20 to J10 and the A2070 (signposted Brenzett)

From London/M25 Anti-Clockwise south past the M3 head to M25 J5 then take the A21 south to the Flimwell traffic lights where you turn left, stay on this road for 16 miles and you will arrive in Rye.

By train

High speed trains run from St Pancras station to Ashford International and take just 37 minutes. Change at Ashford International for the train to Rye. Trains also depart from London Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East (change at Ashford International for Rye) and from London Victoria and Gatwick Airport (change at Hastings for Rye).
www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

Places to stay

1066 Country offers a wide range of high quality accommodation to suit every taste and budget. Click the link below to visit the 1066 Country tourism website for more information.

www.visit1066country.com

Getting around

Travel between festival venues is simple. In most cases exhibitions and events are easily reached using a combination of public transport and walking. Please refer to specific events for detailed access information. If you are driving between venues, please see the information on parking below.

By train - all the major festival destinations are well served by regular services on Southeastern and Southern rail networks. Use the Southeastern journey planner widget above to plan your train journey or go to www.nationalrail.co.uk
By Bus - Most festival destinations are located close to bus services (run by a number of different operators). Please consult the East Sussex Interactive Bus Map to plan your journey. www.cartogold.co.uk/eastsussextransport/map.htm

Venues

Special Offers

We’re working with TOWNCITYCARDS.COM to provide some great offers and discounts to ROOT 1066 Festival visitors.  Cards usually cost £10 and are valid for a year.  We are offering a limited number of cards FREE!

Just sign up to receive our latest news to get your free card.

Download the free Apple & Android App from towncitycards.com/app to browse through hundreds of local discounts.

(NB. Cards must be collected from the Hastings Tourist Information Centre, Aquila House, Breeds Place,  Hastings TN34 3UY and cannot be posted out). Terms and Conditions apply. Cannot be used with another promotion or sale.

Porters

Complimentary glass of house wine with any main meal with your Hastings Card or any TownCityCard.

Offer applies to one person per Hastings Card, St Leonards Card or Town City Card. Management's decision is final.

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Serenity Hair & Beauty

10% off beauty treatments over £40; 10% off high lights, cut and blow dries; 10% off highlights, cut & blow dry, 10% off beauty treatments over £40 with your TownCityCard membership

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1066 Target Sports

10% off Archery, Air Rifle, Crossbow, Axe Throwing & Live Rim Fire with your TownCityCard Membership.

Excludes live Rim Fire ammo and Air Rifle Pellets.

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Memorial Art Gallery

10% off full priced items with your Hastings Card or any TownCityCard.

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Shearbarn Holiday Park

15% off all bookings of 7 nights or more on the campsite with your TownCityCard membership.

Not valid for bookings on Hard Standing Pitches · Excluding Bank Holiday weekends · For full details visit www.hastingstouringpark.co.uk

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Jerwood Gallery

10% discount from the Jerwood Gallery shop with your TownCityCard membership.

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De La Warr Pavilion

A complimentary small glass of wine or fruit juice with any main lunchtime meal.

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Hastings Pier Fish and Chip Bar

10% off food with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions. Excludes hot drinks, soft drinks and alcohol.

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The Deck at Hastings Pier

10% off food with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions. Excludes hot drinks, soft drinks and alcohol.

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The Pavilion Restaurant & Bar at Hastings Pier

10% off food with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions. Excludes hot drinks, soft drinks and alcohol.

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Fish Around

10% off everything with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Frame Works

10% off everything with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Grand Rue De Pera

10% off with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Cold Fusion Glass Arts & Gifts @TheMalthouse

£5 off your first taster course and 5% off craft supplies with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Definitions Hair & Beauty Salon

15% off beauty treatments, 10% off hair and 10% off all products with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Rooms in Sussex

Mondays to Thursdays: 4 nights for the price of 3 nights.
10% reduction on weekend bookings with any TownCityCard.
Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Hastings Flowers

15% off with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Alexander James Magician

10% off with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Tombag

25% off with any TownCityCard. Cannot be used with existing promotions.

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Albion Hastings

10% off food & drink with any TownCityCard.

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Palace Beer Hall & Hot Dog Emporium

10% off food & drink with any TownCityCard.

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Enjoy!