In 1066 Country, East Sussex, history, adventure, and nature come together to offer a diverse array of experiences.

Rolling countryside, rich history, and a battlefield that changed the story of England forever… this is 1066 Country. This stunning corner of East Sussex is home to mile upon mile of peaceful countryside, dotted with picturesque villages and medieval towns.

Encompassing the beautiful Sussex Weald and the eastern end of the East Sussex coastline, the landscapes here are full of history. This is where one of the biggest moments in England’s history played out. William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey in 1066, defeated the last Anglo-Saxon king at the Battle of Hastings, and eventually conquered the entire country.

In 1066 Country, that history still feels alive. Visit the battlefield, explore Norman castles and churches, or walk a trail that follows the same route as the Norman army.

It’s not all about history, though. The East Sussex coastline and the gorgeous countryside of the Sussex Weald, part of the High Weald AONB, are perfect settings for adventure and enjoying nature.

Visit a vineyard, spot birdlife in nature reserves, or take a thrilling RIB ride along the coast. Explore castles and country manors, or head to historic towns in search of museums, independent shopping, and great local eateries.