There’s an eccentric and maverick quality to Hastings.12 reasons to sail off to Portsmouth this summer
It’s all pirates, smugglers and what my maiden aunt called ‘alternative types’.
Hastings is a name that all British schoolchildren know; think of 1066, William the Conqueror and Harold getting an arrow in his eye.
Hastings is partly seaside resort with fish and chips, amusement arcades and a pier, and partly old curiosity shop with antiques, artisan bread, rustic pubs, half-timbered houses, and eccentric locals.
It’s also pretty alternative.