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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...

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