Spotlight on Rye and Hastings this Easter


Rye and Hastings are two beautiful coastal towns in East Sussex, England. They are located on the south coast and have lots to offer visitors, especially during the Easter holidays.


  • Visit the Rye Museum: The Rye Museum is a great place to learn about the history of Rye. It has a collection of exhibits on everything from the town's medieval past to its role in the Second World War.
  • Visit Lamb House: A Grade II listed 18th-century house situated at the top of Mermaid Street and in the ownership of the National Trust. It has been the home of many writers, including Henry James from 1897 to 1914 and later E.F. Benson. Take part in the egg hunt for £3 a ticket.
  • Enjoy Rye's Great Easter Egg Hunt: Explore Rye and follow the riddles to find all the hidden Easter eggs. Pick up your trail from Rye Heritage Centre or Rye Chocolates.
  • Nothing says Spring like lambs gambling about the lush green fields. We are lucky enough to be able to watch the lambs up close if walking one of the 1066 trails around the area. If visiting with a dog, please keep them on a lead when walking through fields of sheep.



  • Visit Hastings Castle: Hastings Castle is a 12th-century castle that overlooks the coast. It offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding countryside. You can also learn about the castle's history and its role in the defence of Hastings.
  • Take a walk along the beach: Hastings has a stunning promenade, perfect for a stroll.
  • Enjoy a traditional fishy treat: The Hastings fishing fleet is the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. It is made up of over 100 small boats that are launched and hauled back onto the beach each day. The fleet has been fishing from Hastings for over 1,000 years. The catch is also fresh and delicious and is a popular choice for locals and tourists alike.


Rye and Hastings are two pretty seaside towns that have lots to offer visitors, during Easter and all year round.


  • Planning on visiting Rye and Hastings during April, book your accommodation and activities in advance. Both are popular tourist destinations, and things can fill up quickly visit our website for the latest availability.
  • The weather in Rye and Hastings is typically mild during April. However, it is always a good idea to pack a raincoat and umbrella, just in case.

Thank you to local shepherd, Barry Goodsell for the super cute photos - follow for more photos on Instagram - barrygoodsell2