October 14 was the day in 1066 when King Harold lost the Battle of Hastings.  William Duke of Normandy, who was using Hastings as his premier port, then claimed the crown and changed the way England was governed forever.

Saturday 8 October – Sunday 16 October
Hastings, St Leonards, Battle, Pevensey

This week-long celebration commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. There’s even more happening this year than usual, as it’s our 950th anniversary! The National Town Criers Championship, Battle of Hastings re-enactment and the grand finale of the Hastings Bonfire Torchlight Procession are just some of the exciting events on offer.