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West Hill - Hastings (England)

West Hill 05/09/2012 13h53

A couple overthinking what they all could have done and already have done in their lives while overlooking the Old Town of Hastings from the West Hill.

 

Hastings

Hastings is a town and borough in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. The town is located 24 mi (39 km) east of the county town of Lewes and 53 mi (85 km) south east of London, and has an estimated population of 86,900.

In historical terms, Hastings can claim fame through its connection with the Norman conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. Hastings was, for centuries, an important fishing port; although nowadays much reduced, it still has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England. The town became a watering place in the 1760s, and then, with the coming of the railway, a seaside resort.

The attraction of Hastings as a tourist destination continues; although the number of hotels has decreased, it caters for wider tastes, being home to internationally-based cultural and sporting events, such as chess and running. It has set out to become "a modern European town" and seeks to attract commercial business in the many industrial sites round the borough.

Population: 86,900

District: Hastings

Shire County: East Sussex

Region: South East

Country: England

Sovereign State: United Kingdom

[ Source: Wikipedia - Hastings ]

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Taken on September 5, 2012