A Rainy Day in Hastings - A Fishing Tale
The second part of our visit to Hastings found us by the fishing boats on the sea front. Hastings may be famous for the Battle of Hastings and all that, but it also has a strong fishing heritage which has always been vital to the local economy.
Tourists are encouraged to visit the historic Stade area to learn more about the history and culture of fishing. There's the Fishermen's Museum and the Shipwreck Museum to visit for starters. The dark wooden fishermen's net shops are well worth seeing - due to limited space, they were built tall and thin!
If you like fresh seafood such as whelks and jellied eels, you won't be disappointed here!
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