1066 Hastings to Tonbridge
The 1066 Line Hastings to Tonbridge
Southeast Communities Rail Partnership are pleased to be working with Southeastern Railways on our community rail line between Hastings and Tonbridge. From historic towns to stunning countryside down to the sea the line has so much to offer visitors and local communities alike. After a challenging start during the start of the pandemic we have been thrilled to meet so many communities who would like to get involved with their stations and railway. Community partners range from gardeners, poets, artists, parish and town councils, station staff to the High Weald AONB. If you would like to be involved in a community project or improvement at any of the stations please do contact us and tell us your ideas.
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Explore the 1066 Hastings to Tonbridge
Hastings Contemporary Gallery
The award-winning Gallery sits next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. The Gallery offers a varied exhibition programme championing the best of British painting. Why not also take the Coastal Culture Trail, which links the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne www.coastalculturetrail.com
Blue Reef Aquarium. The ultimate undersea safari in Hastings, Newquay, Portsmouth and Tynemouth.
De La Warr Pavilion
The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill is a pioneering centre for the arts. A place where everyone can experience contemporary exhibitions, events and entertainment in an iconic Modernist building. By the sea, on England’s south coast.
The Stade is the home of the largest beach-based fishing fleet in UK. Only a couple of hundred yards from the town centre, the Stade has historic net drying sheds - unique tall wooden buildings - and the freshest local fish for sale. There's also a miniature railway and the East Cliff funicular lift, and a museum in the old seamen's church.
Jane Austen walks
Jane Austen's family lived in Tonbridge for many generations. A circular walk will guide you through her family history.
Spa Valley Railway
The Spa Valley Railway runs steam and vintage diesel trains between Eridge, Groombridge, High Rocks and Tunbridge Wells West stations. Run by volunteers, themed events through the year include historic rallies, children's events, restaurant trains, even Santa specials. The train can take you to historic, romantic Groombridge Place.
History comes alive for young and old at Tonbridge Castle. You can see and hear what it would have been like to be a Lord or Lady 700 years ago. The castle park hosts music events and festivals throughout the year.