Hastings Heritage Trail is an interactive architecture and design history walking tour featuring seven fascinating central Hastings locations. The trail is supported by 7 signs, a leaflet with a children’s brass rubbing and social media. The trail has been created by Hastings born photographer Maxine Beuret.
Watch all 7 short trail videos here
Designed by council engineer Sidney Little in 1931. Known as the ‘Concrete King’ he developed Hastings seafront and pioneered the use of reinforced concrete.
Designed by council engineer Sidney Little in 1931 it’s the first underground car park in the UK! Very long with colour coding every tenth pillar to help people remember where they parked.
In 1960 the roundabout and fountain were designed and constructed by Hastings Borough Council to improve traffic flow east to west. It remains a favourite local landmark.
The course was built and designed by the Arnold Palmer Putting Group in 1974. One of only 4 remaining globally, the World Crazy Golf Championship takes place here every June.
Opened in 1891 the West Hill Lift retains its original wooden Victorian coaches and runs through a tunnel. The view from the top stretches out across the Channel, the busiest sea lane in the world.
Built in 1968 this third generation family business serves fresh crabs, whelks and fish rolls caught locally by the boats opposite. Open every day apart from Christmas day!
The first written record of the steps is 1839. The narrow stone passageway known in Sussex as a ‘twitten’ ends at the Lookout, which has a great view over the fishing beach.
Please feel free to take your own photographs and videos at each location and share them with us via the website, social media using the tag #hastingsheritagetrail, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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