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Car hire in Hastings

Car hire in Hastings

Located on the south-east coast of England, this charming seaside town is immortalised in history as the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Many reminders of this pivotal event can still be found in the area today, most notably in the form of a Norman castle.

What I need to know

Hiring a car in Hastings is easy, with a few suppliers to choose from. Booking with Holiday Autos means you will benefit from our experience of helping over five million customers across more than 170 countries, as well as free cancellation and no credit card fees.

Where to pick up my car

Each car rental provider in Hastings will have their own offices, so there's no central pick-up point. However, you can use the map on our site of all the companies with cars available for your chosen dates. This makes it simple to see which provider is most convenient for you.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

The town of Hastings boasts wonderful old-fashioned architecture, complete with charming craft shops and boutiques.

Visitors to the area should also head to Battle, a small nearby town where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II to take the throne and change the course of British history forever.

In addition, Hastings is home to the first ever Norman castle to be built in Britain, which offers stunning views of the East Sussex coastline.

Nearby Hastings

The town and seaside resort of Eastbourne can be reached in about three-quarters of an hour.

Car hire drivers should also head east to Dungeness in Kent, home to a large shingle beach and the sparsely populated wetland area of Romney Marsh. It's well worth seeing as it boasts a strange otherworldly quality.

Longer drives

Visitors to Hastings should make a point of heading down the A27 to Brighton.

With its amusement arcades, vintage Regency-era architecture and rides, it really offers the quintessential UK seaside experience.

Eating and drinking

Hastings offers a wide variety of eating and drinking establishments, with all tastes and dietary requirements suitably catered for.

But since you're at the seaside, how can you not want to indulge in some fish and chips, maybe with some mushy peas?

Things to do

If you're visiting in October, then why not attend the annual Battle of Hastings re-enactment?

Alternatively, find out about the region's rich maritime history at attractions such as the Hastings Fisherman's Museum and the Shipwreck Museum.


Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve is located just above the town and is home to a wonderful array of plants, wildlife and heathland.

The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also close by and offers wonderful views to car hire drivers.


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