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Old Town Hastings

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Address: High Street, Hastings, England
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Lovely walk down the back street peaceful and few lovely shops also access to one of the cliff lifts

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely walk down the back street peaceful and few lovely shops also access to one of the cliff lifts

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old town streets are lined with quirky cafes, 'antique' shops and tiny spaces stuffed with seconhand books, old fashioned sweets and tatooists. We stopped to watch an enthusiastic street performer then made for the the fish stalls where we bought the freshest, crispiest chips and some rock salmon to take home for tea.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of shops and interesting places. The lovely old lifts up and down the cliffs, the Old-town full of antique and nic nac shops, the Priory centre for more up to date modern shopping-- look out for the metal sculpture/casting of the cricketer in the middle. Lots of eateries and coffee shops. The amusements for children on the front. You... More 

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Thank elwick11
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely little town with tones of history, all shop keepers extremely helpful & friendly. I am disabled, and was given so much help from so many people - thank you so much, you made my holiday so much easier.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It doesn't cost anything to just walk around the town and browse amongst the secondhand and antique shops. Sea one side for a nice flat stroll, hills the other side for a bit of a challenge - you take your choice. You couldn't starve in Hastings, plenty of good eating places, not just fish and chips.

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Croy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to see life in the old town. Love the vintage shops a worthy rival to the lanes in Brighton. Interesting quirky coffee shops.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely town, which surprised me with its uniqueness. It's quirky little streets, cute properties and Independent shops are further improved by the warm welcome offered by the staff in the local businesses and pubs. Directly on the coast it was a easy stroll to the beach, where a sunny day only helped to make it a great day out.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area of Hastings for walking and browsing or the occasional meal and drink. There are numerous side streets to explore and browse the shops and plenty of choices for food, either eat in or take away and plenty of bars/pubs. We were lucky enough to have a very sunny day in March and loved the area.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to wander down and check out the different things on offer for sale. Good range of eateries with some nice choices. Some quirky shops to choose from with a range of modern to antiques. Nice vibe.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think as there are so many cafes and restaurants in the Old Town they all have to up their game and keep ahead of the pack so to speak. Mostly every place visited has great staff, reasonable prices and good food. Very friendly place. Always able to strike up a conversation with strangers outside cafes and inside pubs. Real... More 

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