OUT & ABOUT
THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS took place here in East Sussex, changing the course of history. Explore the original site plus Battle Abbey, independent shops and cafés (visit1066-country.com/ battle).
CELEBRATE 950 years since the battle; watch the impressive re-enactment at the original battlefield over the anniversary weekend of 15-16 October (english-heritage.org.uk/1066).
ENJOY Battle bonfire and fireworks display on 5 November (visit1066-country.com) and see the Battel Bonfire Boyes in a torchlit procession.
EAT at the Orangery Tea Room, serving local food in a 220-acre garden (ashburnham.org.uk).
STAY at Powder Mills (powdermillshotel.com), an 18th-century house-turned-elegant country hotel.
Market town... a sense of history...