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Hastings is a town and borough in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. The town is located 39 km east of the county town of Lewes and 85 km south east of London, and has an estimated population of 86,900.
The attraction of Hastings as a tourist destination continues; although the number of hotels has decreased, it caters for wider tastes, being home to internationally-based cultural and sporting events, such as chess and running. It has set out to become "a modern European town" and seeks to attract commercial business in the many industrial sites round the borough.
Hastings Castle was built in 1070 by the Normans, four years after the Norman invasion. It is located on the West Hill, overlooking the town centre and is a Grade I listed building. Little remains of the castle apart from the arch left from the chapel, part of the walls and dungeons.
The nearby St. Clements Caves are home to the Smugglers Adventure, which features interactive displays relating to the history of smuggling on the south coast of England.
Hastings Pier can be seen from any part of the seafront in the town, however it is currently closed following safety concerns from the council and then a serious fire burning down most of the buildings on the pier and causing further damage to the structure.
There are two major roads in Hastings: the A21 trunk road to London; and the A259 coastal road.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings
Author: Kevin Hall+