Hastings is a seaside resort on the south coast of England, 90 minutes by train from the centre of London. It has a population of around 80,000 and is best known as the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Hastings' importance as a historical centre is combined today with all the attractions and amenities of a modern resort, which annually attracts over two million visitors.
For a town of its size, there is a lot going on in Hastings - even in the winter. It is particularly suited to the student who would prefer a seaside town which is not too large or crowded.