Hastings, Sussex (2/7)

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A historically significant seaside resort with a sprawling market town, a Keep & Bailey castle steeped in over a thousand years of intricate history. The site of Hastings was where William the Conqueror famously won the final battle for the English throne in 1066, namely the Battle of Hastings. After claiming victory, he erected a castle on the cliff overlooking the coast in order to act as a fortified defence against invaders. Now, it stands as a monument to this tumultuous period of history that is completely open to the public.

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